Re: Re: XSLT 2.0 Decimal number silliness
yes, i was not thinking xsl also doing a c and perl question on the same topic. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeff Kenton" <jkenton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 3:39 PM Subject: Re: Re: XSLT 2.0 Decimal number silliness > > You are confusing different floating point types -- 32bit single precision, 64bit double precision and 128bit extended precision -- with decimal numbers. Decimals are specified in the Schema spec, and are completely different critters. > > --jeff > > > Andrew Curry wrote: > > I believe its precision > > > > float: stores a number between +/- 1.5 X 10-45 to +/- 3.4 X 1038 > > > > 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). > > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Rowland Shaw" <Rowland.Shaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 3:15 PM > > Subject: RE: Re: XSLT 2.0 Decimal number silliness > > > > > > > >>Maybe I'm being really dumb here, but what is the difference between a > >>decimal number and a floating point number?
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