Re: [Json] WGLC comment about numeric values

Jorge Chamorro <jorge@jorgechamorro.com> Fri, 11 October 2013 22:07 UTC

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On 11/10/2013, at 23:39, Carsten Bormann wrote:
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> (I don't want to restart the 1.1 discussion :-)

You don't want :-), but that's interesting and a *very* common source of problems and surprises. Perhaps what you want to say can be said in a short line. Why don't you try? E.g:

"Fractions in base 10 often can't be represented exactly in a binary format, e.g. 0.1" "IEEE-754 is a binary format"

Or a link to somewhere like <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_point#Accuracy_problems> ?

?

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