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From Mark Hahn <m...@reevuit.com>
Subject Re: decimal and builtin _sum function
Date Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:24:11 GMT
> Not accounting software I'd want to use.

Math is an exact science, not something based on feelings.


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 9:18 AM, Robert Newson <rnewson@apache.org> wrote:

> "You just need to round at the appropriate points in your code."
>
> Not accounting software I'd want to use.
>
> B.
>
>
> On 15 November 2013 17:00, Mark Hahn <mark@reevuit.com> wrote:
> > Numbers are 100% supported in JSON and JavaScript.  You would never have
> a
> > problem using real numbers.  I don't know where you picked up that myth.
> >
> > BTW, It's also a myth that you can't do accounting in JS.  JS number have
> > 52 real bits.  You just need to round at the appropriate points in your
> > code.
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 8:56 AM, Nick North <north.n@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On 15 November 2013 16:28, Mark Hahn <mark@reevuit.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> > > I store the numbers as strings because I read this the proper way
> for
> >> > decimals.
> >> >
> >> > Where did you read this?  That makes no sense.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> If your numbers are going to pass through JSON and JavaScript, then I'd
> say
> >> it's reasonable. There are sufficient unknowns with JSON parsers and
> >> serialisers and processing engines along the way that storage as strings
> >> feels the safest thing to do.
> >>
> >> Nick
> >>
>

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