From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-16 10:22:13
Hmm - I don't remember that suggestion. How does using hex
address the placement of the decimal point? Assuming it
managed the issues of lost precision, I would think that those
using a text type serialization format would expect an
intuitively readable floating point representation.
John Maddock wrote:
> That was why I suggested using the C99 style hex format for floats in
> the serialisation lib: that format is both portable and readily
> round-trippable since there's no binary-to-decimal conversion
> involved (just binary to hex).
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