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From "Dmitri Blinov (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (JEXL-180) Documentation - suggests using float for financials
Date Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:07:11 GMT

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Dmitri Blinov commented on JEXL-180:
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Could you give a brief overview of what is needed to produce an official release?

> Documentation - suggests using float for financials
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: JEXL-180
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JEXL-180
>             Project: Commons JEXL
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Kimball Robinson
>            Assignee: Henri Biestro
>             Fix For: 3.0
>
>
> The examples page:
> https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-jexl/reference/examples.html
> Uses a Float type to represent dollar amounts.  This is a bad idea--floating point values
are not large enough to represent larger transactions and this could teach developers bad
habits, especially in enterprise environments.
> At the least you should use the Double class in your example.



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