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Thomas Bushnell BSG writes: >> You must stop thinking of "inexact" as a synonym for "floating >> point". Please. Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk wrote: > Why? Isn't it true in practice? Which implementations make some other > format the default for inexact numbers? > > Other languages see no problem with that. Common Lisp, Haskell, the C > family, Python, and probably many others not only do this in practice > but have this specified in the language definition. This claim is disingenuous. Those languages use floating-point numbers as a convenient way of implementing real numbers, not as a way to implement imprecise numbers. You're putting the cart before the horse. -- Bradd W. Szonye http://www.szonye.com/bradd