[Israel.pm] Fwd: number imprecision

Levenglick Dov-RM07994 dovl at freescale.com
Sun Sep 3 01:08:02 PDT 2006

The explanation is that the number you got may or may not have been 1.
remember that perl calculates in floating point. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: perl-bounces at perl.org.il [mailto:perl-bounces at perl.org.il] On
Behalf Of Michael Gang
Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2006 10:50
To: perl at perl.org.il
Subject: [Israel.pm] Fwd: number imprecision

Dear All,

I have encountered a strange calculation in perl.
I have a value which i get in the function ($x ) and his value is 1 .
Now i show from the debugger a snippet.

DB<3> x $x
0  1
DB<4> x 1-$x

Has anyone an explanation of it how 1-1=  '-2.22044604925031e-16' ?

Thanks in advance,
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