[squeak-dev] The Inbox: Kernel-nice.652.mcz

Rodney Polkinghorne rpolkinghorne at groupwise.swin.edu.au
Mon Nov 7 06:24:06 UTC 2011

I much prefer 1.0 to 0.999...9.  Thanks Nicolas.

> Here is a better argumentation from David M. Gay in "Correctly Rounded
> Binary-Decimal and Decimal-Binary Conversions".

Why would anyone care how long a computer takes to print floats?  If
it's talking to other machines, they can speak in binary: the format
is more standard than the printed ones.  If humans are listening in,
any machine is fast enough.


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