integers and floating points
Wed, 27 Oct 1999 08:51:06 -0400

David, Tuners:

Let's not be so open and high level that we allow ourselves to ignore
mathematical realities.  Integers and floating point numbers have deeply
different mathematical properties, and in the end a high-level system is no good
unless it generates the results the user wants to see.

Jonathan S. Shapiro, Ph. D.
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Phone: +1 914 784 7085  (Tieline: 863)
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