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Re: BUG #5150: math bug

From: John R Pierce <pierce(at)hogranch(dot)com>
To: PostgreSQL Bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: BUG #5150: math bug
Date: 2009-10-31 03:51:57
Message-ID: 4AEBB45D.90209@hogranch.com (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> There is special-purpose software out there that can compute exactly
> with rational numbers, but you aren't likely to find it embedded in any
> general-purpose tools like databases --- the use-case just isn't wide
> enough.  One reason why not is that it'll still fall down on irrational
> numbers.
>   


<nit>

1/3 is a rational number.  however,  it is a repeating fraction when 
expressed in decimal.

</nit>



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