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Re: Another floating point inconsistency thing...

In article <>,
 <> wrote:
>Line 1:  syntax error
>1 error.
>=> 3.0
>[used 2 ticks, 0 seconds.]

True, but it is harmless.  The reason 3. is rejected in code is that
it is very difficult for the parser to determine if the "." is really
intended to be a decimal point or not (as opposed to a range, for
example).  In the case of tofloat() there isn't anything else it
*could* be, so it seems it would be pretty silly to restrict it just
in order to throw a fit.


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