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From: Andras Erdei (aerdei_at_[hidden])
Date: 20050406 03:06:39
whenever we do arithmetic, we are doing some kind of rational arithmetic:
 integer arithmetic is rational arithmetic with all denominators equal to 1
 fixed point arithmetic is rational arithmetic with all denominators being a
prespecified constant
 floating point arithmetic is rational arithmetic with denominator values
limited to powers of 2 (e.g. 1/3 is represented as 11184811/2^25)
 finite rational<> arithmetic is rational arithmetic with denominator values
limited to a given range
the first three does rounding, so the rule of thumb "behave like int" suggests
rational<> should do the same. if we do not do rounding, we have to have some
very good reasons for not doing it.
br,
andras
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