RE: Re: XSLT 2.0 Decimal number silliness
> # The "decimal" data type should be used when you require a > # high level of precision, since it can accurately store data > # up to 28 digits after the decimal points (128-bit precision). > > There's nothing in the XML Schema or XPath specifications that specifies the > precision of xs:decimal, other than a statement that at least 18 decimal > digits must be supported. I've no idea where you got 128 bits from, nor 28 > digits. C# is where it can come from: http://www.yoda.arachsys.com/csharp/decimal.html In general, however, it is not a fault of C# or the poster; it is easy to make the mistake with most other numeric types derived from binary representations. It is a trap for a user to provide floating point inexact types defined by restriction of an exact rational type.
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