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From: Hervé Brönnimann (hervebronnimann_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-30 07:19:36

floatdistance(lhs, rhs)?

And as someone noted earlier, it should be the number of gaps, or
rather: the number of times nextafter needs to be applied to lhs in
order to obtain rhs. Otherwise, the "number of representations
between lhs and rhs" is 0 in two cases, when rhs==lhs or when rhs ==

Hervé Brönnimann
On Apr 30, 2008, at 5:35 AM, Paul A Bristow wrote:
> I also find the name edit_distance very unintuitive.  In fact I  
> struggle to see from how the definition in Wikipedia it is  
> 'technically accurate'.
> ...
> But I'm still struggling to find a better name, though 'nexts(a,  
> b)' is short.
> Paul
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