No problem - I don't see float's floating around much these days. We certainly do not
need it for the configuration beans.
If there is no urgency, I think we just need a JIRA as a reminder...
Writing a SC for float could be a PITA, so if we can differ it for a
while, that would be perfect.
On 7/22/07, Alex Karasulu < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been working on some prototypes of a mapping tool from Java to LDAP and
> back. The only really
> sticky point I have for mapping simple primitive properties lies in the area
> of representing real values
> in the directory. There is no real syntax in LDAP. Nor are there
> matchingRules for attributes with this
> syntax. ASN.1 defines an encoding for REAL data types here:
> I'm going to move forward and just ignore Java floats and doubles for now.
> However I would really like
> to devise a simple encoding for the base, and mantissa of these entities to
> be able to track them without
> rounding errors due to their persistence in the directory. There's been a
> lot of conversation about this
> topic but no one has actually stepped up and done it. Here's some links to
> these convos:
> Does anyone think they can take a stab at writing an LDAP syntax
> description for REAL numbers
> and providing the required SyntaxChecker and matchingRules for it as well?