Re: [xsl] floor() and idiv

Subject: Re: [xsl] floor() and idiv
From: Colin Paul Adams <colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 20:34:57 +0000
>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

    >> You've lost me - we were talking about integer division, I
    >> thought.

    Andrew> 1000000000000000000000000000000001 is just too big for an
    Andrew> 32 bit integer...  (I think that's why DC chose it)

There is nothing that says you have to use a 32-bit integer.

    >> If you are talking about xs:double, compared with xs:decimal,
    >> then yes. But I don't see how that comes into the problem.

    Andrew> I think it's the problem of representing a decimal:


That's talking about representing decimals in floating-point binary -
but you can't do that for xs:decimal -it's not allowed.
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire

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