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From: Felipe Magno de Almeida (felipe.m.almeida_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-13 06:50:46

On 9/13/05, Andy Little <andy_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> "Daryle Walker" <darylew_at_[hidden]> wrote
> > OK. When you say "arbitrary precision," you mean that a precision limit
> > must be set (at run-time) before an operation. Most people use "arbitrary
> > precision" to mean unlimited precision, not your "run-time cut-off"
> > precision.
> Are there really libraries that have unlimited precision?
> What happens when the result of a computation is irrational?

To have unlimited precision is needed unlimited space...
There's no way to have unlimited precision for any number.

If you have n bits to represent some number, then you'll have 2^n
numbers represented. Or else you'll have two numbers being represented
in the same way, which would lead to ambiguity on the way back.

> regards
> Andy Little
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   Felipe Magno de Almeida
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