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From: Daryle Walker (dwalker07_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-18 01:05:01

On Sunday, August 17, 2003, at 10:33 PM, Paul A. Bristow wrote:

> But you are right that it would be better to check that
> numeric_limits::digits exists and isn't something silly before using
> the formula. With all the built-in floating point types it should be
> fine, and for other (well) User defined floating point types too. (I
> will look at this).

I think you need to check numeric_limits::radix since your algorithm
had a base-2-to-10 conversion (the type may not actually be binary!).
The algorithm was based off a paper about IEEE-754; if IEEE-754 is a
requirement, you may have to check for that too (via
numeric_limits::is_iec559). Remember that even the built-in
floating-point types aren't guaranteed to match IEEE-754!


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