|Reported From:||the Courtyard ($courtyard)|
|Reported By:||No One ($no_one)|
|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!