[Openmcl-devel] Re: Probably a stupid question...
csr21 at cam.ac.uk
Sat Aug 6 09:31:31 EDT 2005
Duncan Rose <duncan at robotcat.demon.co.uk> writes:
> LispWorks returns the same results as OpenMCL for me so I presume I'm
> just overlooking something...
Consider what (read-from-string "1234561.984537") returns. Then read
Goldberg, "What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating
Point". (Briefly, the rational number 1234561984537/1000000 is not
exactly representable as a IEEE single float)
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