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