Camelia, the Perl 6 bug

IRC log for #bioperl, 2009-10-15

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18:50 ende so I try to input the number 999999999999.0 via READ_FLOAT (system call 6)...
18:50 ende But the resulting register contains the value 1E12
18:51 ende I understand that floating point numbers lose precision.. but what exactly is going on here?
18:56 rbuels READ_FLOAT?
18:57 rbuels is this perl
18:57 rbuels ?
18:57 ende oh mispage
18:57 ende assembly
18:57 rbuels mispage?  you are a strange one.
18:57 rbuels ;-)
18:58 ende er mischannel
18:58 ende sometimes 'mav'
18:58 ende (mav = maverick message I guess?)
18:59 rbuels look what you did to ptl.  his brain exploded.
18:59 ende haha
18:59 ende mispage is habit from the days when I used to code MUDs
18:59 ende back in high school
19:00 rbuels i remember those days
19:38 deafferret rbuels: you stalked high school kids while they programmed MUDs? tsk tsk
19:39 rbuels lol
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