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[Caml-list] string_of_float less accurate than sprintf "%f" ?
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Date: 2002-05-05 (17:33)
From: John Max Skaller <skaller@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] string_of_float less accurate than sprintf "%f" ?
Francois Thomasset wrote:

>>Beck01, Wolfgang wrote:
>>There's another problem too:
>># string_of_float 42.0;;
>>- : string = "42"
>>The result isn't an ocaml float literal.
>Is it not?
># float_of_string (string_of_float 42.0);;
>- : float = 42
>So if you know that there is a float in the string, it is a float isn't it?
It isn't a floating point literal, in ocaml, C, or any other language.
Floating point literals always have either a decimal indicator
or an exponent. It should return "42.0", in my opinion:
"42" is an integer.

John Max Skaller, mailto:skaller@ozemail.com.au
snail:10/1 Toxteth Rd, Glebe, NSW 2037, Australia.

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