[REBOL] Re: Decimal accuracy
From: sunandadh:aol at: 11-Jan-2003 5:35
> I missing something, or does REBOL just decide that, once you reach a
> 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 precision.>>
Your example is up beyond the 15 digit accuracy so rounding will occur. As
far as I know, there is no precise spec for how Rebol handles that rounding.
As far as I know, there is no native Rebol support for a number type that
carries more digits of accuracy than decimal!