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| Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 14:14:55 -0400 | From: Paul Schlie <schlie@xxxxxxxxxxx> | | > From: Aubrey Jaffer <agj@xxxxxxxxxxxx> | > | > If you eliminate unnormalized numbers, then the difference | > between all pairs of positive flonums having the most negative | > exponent is 0, which isn't right. | | - Agreed it's not 0, but +/- 0.0, (i.e. the reciprocal of +/- Inf.0) Then it is some new type of infinitesimal, because adding it to numbers with the most negative exponent returns different numbers.