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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
> range-

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.

Robert Ramey

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