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Re: Tutorial question re conventions or usage ??


From: William Case
Subject: Re: Tutorial question re conventions or usage ??
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 15:51:30 -0400

Thanks Eli

On Tue, 2007-05-01 at 22:31 +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: William Case <address@hidden>
> > Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 13:44:18 -0400
> > 
[snip]
> I think it's more likely that the author wanted to avoid
> floating-point arithmetics, and also avoid overflow (as the comment
> says).  Interpreting the argument as percentage would require
> multiplication by 100, which would exacerbate the integer overflow
> problem.
> 
> Just a guess.
> 

Just wanted make sure I understood the problem he was trying to solve.

-- 
Regards Bill





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