APM: Perl zero not being zero, but 7e-12

tmcd@panix.com tmcd at panix.com
Mon Sep 12 23:23:40 PDT 2005

On Tue, 13 Sep 2005, Wayne Walker <wwalker at bybent.com> wrote:
> Number::Tolerant seems to be one way, but YECH.

Why "YECH"?  It's a library designed for this particular sort of
problem, and at a cursory glance it looks like it's a reasonable
implementation.  When you have to start worrying about the fact that
computers can't represent your numbers exactly, it's an intrinsically
messy and worrisome problem.

Tim McDaniel; Reply-To: tmcd at panix.com

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