Mail Archives: djgpp/2002/04/03/06:45:03
infonews <usrinfousr AT libero DOT it> wrote:
> I'm learning C. I cannot find where are written the rules of coding
> of data in double or float types.
> Anybody is so kind to solve this my puzzle ?
The most important answer would be that this is not a puzzle you
should be trying to solve in the first place. If your C textbook
tells you to learn about these details, throw it out the window and
get yourself a better one if you can afford it.
These are extremely platform-specific details, and the decisions about
them are made by the people who create processors, not those making C
Knowledge of this type is not just pretty useless for somebody still
trying to learn a higher programming language like C, it's actually a
potential harm to the clarity of your thoughts that will make it
harder to code well, in the long run.
Hans-Bernhard Broeker (broeker AT physik DOT rwth-aachen DOT de)
Even if all the snow were burnt, ashes would remain.
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