SPUG: Working with currency

John W. Krahn jwkrahn at shaw.ca
Thu Apr 2 23:17:49 PDT 2009

Andrew Sweger wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Apr 2009, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
>> 2**53 pennies = a bit over 90 trillion dollars
> Reference, please? Context? (I mean, just throwing a number like this out
> just doesn't seem fair. 53 bits? That seems... odd.)

$ perl -MPOSIX -le'print DBL_MANT_DIG'

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