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Re: [Mingw-users] msvcrt printf bug

On 1/18/2017 10:44 AM, Emanuel Falkenauer wrote:
> Hi KHMan,
> Sorry, but you're WRONG: Tei's code is actually INVALUABLE to us (and
> certainly not "Yawn"!!) - you'd be better off not berating him (or her?)
> to be "a student" (why would "a student" be worse than you, btw?!) and
> THINK about what (s)he has to say before making clearly wrong conclusions!

Oh, so sorry for making you angry. I apologize, I apologize. Cheer 
up :-)

I have always prefaced the gently-prodding student thing with 
"If". Check back if you think otherwise. I presumed Tei did not 
want to divulge any information of that sort. I think "berating" 
is a wrong characterization, now it's you who is doing that to me.

Bruce Dawson's work is interesting, but some of the talk may be 
misleading to some folks. So he wants consistent ASCII 
representations, good for multi-platform work. float was fine for 
round trip, at the end he stated that VC++ double conversion may 
have issues. Interesting, but too many uses of 'exact' that makes 
me cringe.

I thought everyone knew not to rely on exact ASCII representations 
across everywhere. Isn't it obvious from an engineering 
standpoint? Floating point is a lot about managing imperfection...

Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Selangor, Malaysia

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