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Subject: Re: Weird double problem?!
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 14:47:42 +0100
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"Micah Cowan" <micah AT cowan DOT name> wrote in message
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[snipped discussion about the woes of floating point and the differences
between base-10 and base-2]

> If you *need* exactly exact numbers, then store them as a pair of
> integers.  After all, both 1/10 and 1/3 are exactly representable in
> the form in which you find them written in this sentence ;)

You can use the boost::rational template class to provide operators and so
forth for them to save doing all the work yourself.


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