1996-05-22 - Re: The Crisis with Remailers

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From: R.Hirschfeld@cwi.nl
To: matts@pi.se
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UTC Datetime: 1996-05-22 23:41:00 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 07:41:00 +0800

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From: R.Hirschfeld@cwi.nl
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 07:41:00 +0800
To: matts@pi.se
Subject: Re: The Crisis with Remailers
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Message-ID: <9605221739.AA03647=ray@groen.cwi.nl>
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Despite the ugliness of floating point arithmetic (lack of
associativity, for example) and my general distaste for it, I would
have to agree that 64-bit floats are higher precision than 32-bit
fixed-points, since more than half the bits are mantissa.

Do major currency traders really store money as 64-bit floats?  It
surprises me.

By the way, I thought the "get real" pun was funny and not at all
disparaging.  But I hope that "get rational" is good enough for
currency exchange.