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Re: BUG in postgres mathematic

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Robert B(dot) Easter" <reaster(at)comptechnews(dot)com>
Cc: Max Vaschenko <max(at)nino(dot)ru>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG in postgres mathematic
Date: 2001-01-26 03:52:30
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"Robert B. Easter" <reaster(at)comptechnews(dot)com> writes:
> This problem is not specific to Postgres.

The fact that 5*27.81*100 != 27.81*100*5 is certainly a garden-variety
floating-point roundoff error.  However, I think Max has a fair
complaint here: it seems float-to-int8 conversion is truncating, not
rounding like the other conversions to integer do.

regression=# select 4.7::float8::int4;
(1 row)

regression=# select 4.7::float8::int8;
(1 row)

Seems to me this is a bug we should fix.

			regards, tom lane

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