Re: [xsl] floor() and idiv

Subject: Re: [xsl] floor() and idiv
From: "Andrew Welch" <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 20:43:10 +0000
2008/11/6 Colin Paul Adams <colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>>>>>> "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.

No but I think that's the reason for the Saxon result of 10, 9, 10
(the reason DC chose that number)

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

oh ok, as a CS graduate I should know the different between double,
floating point and decimal... that lecture must have been on a Friday

Andrew Welch

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