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Re: 0.01-6 > 0.1-3 ?????

On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 04:18:21PM +0200, Rune B. Broberg wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 09:58:21AM -0400, Alan Shutko wrote:
> > Many developers don't consider those identical, though.  I wonder if
> > fields should be zero-padded to equal width before comparison?  So
> > comparing 0.01 and 0.1, you'd zero-pad 0.1 -> 0.10, and get the right
> > comparison.
> 0.9 compared to 0.89 would then be the same as 0.90 compared to 0.89?
> Not good.

OTOH, this scheme has been in operation for quite a few years now (read:
since the beginning) and changing it would probably break more things than I
care to imagine.

Get used to it and move along...
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog@svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> Canada, Mexico, and Australia form the Axis of Nations That
> Are Actually Quite Nice But Secretly Have Nasty Thoughts About America

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