Posted by William D McQuain on October 10, 2001 at 09:08:21:
In Reply to: what a crock posted by wayne on October 09, 2001 at 20:07:25:
Take CS 3414. Then write me explaining what the numeric issues are and precisely how you will solve them w/o using integers.
If you had no problems with in computing matching results using doubles for the previous projects then you were lucky. Not smart. Not skilled. Lucky.
Bottom line is this: you do not have the formal background to understand what the issues are here.
: Why are we now "explicity required" to store monetary amounts as integers now for project 5? What a load! For both programs 3 and 4, I was able to store them as decimal amounts and all values came out correct, no matter how many changes I made to the input file. I tried to do things a little different and see if I could make it work. I don't understand why I (and the others who took this route) are being punished for taking a different approach and still getting correct results. Why all of a sudden are we required to use integers? Why was it just a suggestion before and now a requirement?
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