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Bug Report: $problem_report_253
Reported From: the Courtyard ($courtyard)
Reported By: No One ($no_one)
Reported On: 31-Dec-1998
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Summary: Uhm. Bizarre math lingo in definition of integers and floats.

Hi folks. In the datatype definition section in the ColdC reference

manual, you say something like:

A float is a real number (in mathematical terms).


An integer is a rational number (in mathematical terms).

This is not strictly false, but very confusing. Computer floats and

integers are both small subsets of the rational numbers. Integers are

just integers, and floats approximate reals. I wouldn't drag rational

numbers into it at all. :) Cheers!

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