[REBOL] Re: strange results with decimal!
From: holger:rebol at: 10-Jan-2002 8:59
On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 10:43:14PM +0800, [philb--upnaway--com] wrote:
> Hi Thorsten,
> I would think that the problem is the way computers hold decimals.
> As a decimal is held as a binary representaion of the decimal in a finite number of
digits (usually 16,32 or 64) in most cases it cannot hold a decimal exactly and some
> We dont know how internally Rebol hold decimal numbers but as its C based it may well
hold them in base 2 decimal form.
REBOL uses whatever format the platform it is running on uses.
Typically this is IEEE double precision, i.e. base-2.