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From: eplmst AT lu DOT erisoft DOT se (Martin Stromberg)
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Subject: Re: Weird double problem?!
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Date: 10 Apr 2002 08:00:52 GMT
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Taras (tagas96 AT hotmail DOT com) wrote:
: Just doing some basic programming for maths, and something really
: weird happened.  I'm using RHIDE 1.4.9 w/ djgpp 2.03.  I have this
: line in my
: program:

:   const double stepSize;
:   stepSize = 0.1;

: when i step through the program and watch the variable step size, when
: it
: is assigned the value of 0.1, in the watch window it says the value is
: 0.10000000000000001.  I don't think it has something to do with the 
: displaying of the number, because when I store the result of
: 1/stepSize
: into an integer variable, the value of that variable is 9 (when it
: should be
: 10) Does anyone know where the last digit came from?

Yes. Try to write 0.1 in binary notation and you'll find out.



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