From: Kevlin Henney (kevlin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-02-26 02:27:52
In message <3A93094C.864C36E5_at_[hidden]>, Greg Chicares
>> In message <3A90B900.E6B07CE5_at_[hidden]>, Greg Chicares
>> <chicares_at_[hidden]> writes
>> >Would it be worthwhile to modify lexical_cast to reflect the inherent
>> >precision of floating-point numbers?
>> and (2) how
>> practical is it to root out all of the edge cases?
>Do you mean denormals, NaNs, and infinities? Is it too cavalier
>to say "let them throw if they will"?
Nope, not cavalier at all. I was referring to types rather than specific
values -- ie other numeric types.
>> That said, there may be a solution if you select how you set the
>> precision based on numeric_limits<>::is_specialized. This would
>> discriminate in favour of built-ins, but at least would not actively
>> discriminate against other types. However, I have not tried this
>> approach out.
>An approach that I believe is equivalent and simpler is to set the
>precision to no less than the default of 6. This leads me to the
> ,1 + static_cast<std::streamsize>
Yes, this looks good.
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