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From "Robert Newson (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1410) Formally define number support
Date Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:20:01 GMT

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Robert Newson commented on COUCHDB-1410:
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If all that needs to happen to resolve this ticket is to include what you just said in the
documentation (and maybe some tests that prove it is, and remains, true), I'll be quite happy.
                
> Formally define number support
> ------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1410
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1410
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 1.2
>            Reporter: Robert Newson
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 1.3
>
>
> The JSON spec has a very loose definition of Number. CouchDB, as a database, should have
well-defined and first class support for numbers (both integral and decimal). The precision
of number support should be formally specified as should the algorithm used to represent floating-point
values, especially where an approximation must be made in the conversion.

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