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From Robert Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: decimal and builtin _sum function
Date Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:18:30 GMT
"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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