From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-30 13:59:05
Paul A Bristow wrote:
> The chances of this a very small 1 in 3 values of a very narrow
I disagree with this. I don't think the chances are very small.
> only MS is known to have this problem
I don't think it's isolated to microsoft. I think it's an inherent
of trying to represent some binary fractions exactly as decimal fractions.
> as the link below shows.
I don't think the link shows that.
> Amazingly (to me at least) this is a 'feature' and may not be fixed -
> despite it looking very much like a simple out-by-1 error.
I think microsoft's response in this case is exactly correct.
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