integers and floating points
Wed, 27 Oct 1999 12:46:20 -0400

> 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.

True, but the set of floating point numbers is NOT a subset of the set of reals.
It is a tumbler space of sorts, with resulting tradeoffs between precision and

Jonathan S. Shapiro, Ph. D.
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