# integers and floating points

**Laurent Martelli**
martelli@iie.cnam.fr

*27 Oct 1999 18:16:12 +0200*

>>>>>* "JS" == shapj <shapj@us.ibm.com> writes:
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JS> David, Tuners:
JS> Let's not be so open and high level that we allow ourselves to
JS> ignore mathematical realities. Integers and floating point
JS> numbers have deeply different mathematical properties, and in
JS> the end a high-level system is no good unless it generates the
JS> results the user wants to see.
Yes, but the set of integers is a subset of the reals, so they are not
so different. That's why we exepect to be able to add an integer and a
real.
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Laurent Martelli
martelli@iie.cnam.fr