[REBOL] Re: Decimal accuracy
From: joel::neely::fedex::com at: 11-Jan-2003 10:12
> > I missing something, or does REBOL just decide that, once you
> > reach a certain value, accuracy is a moot point?
> I think you are missing the spec for decimal! From the Core manual:
> <<The decimal! data type includes 64-bit standard IEEE floating
> point numbers. They are distinguished from integer numbers by
> a decimal point.
> [snip] Decimal numbers span from 2.2250738585072e-308 up to
> 1.7976931348623e+308 and can contain up to 15 digits of
> ... As far as I know, there is no precise spec for how Rebol
> handles that rounding.
IIRC the IEEE Standard (754) itself addresses rounding. A large
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