Subject: Re: macros vs HOFs (was: O'Caml)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 12 Sep 2002 18:39:23 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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*  Greg Menke
| Try to do some accounting software in C.

* Bruce Hoult
| IEEE double precision floating point is perfectly fine for that purpose

  Wrong answer.  I cannot /believe/ that people still think floating point is
  usable for accounting purposes.  Nothing really beats binary coded decimal
  for this kind of tasks.  Realizing that should be part of your education as
  a programmer.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.