ES Decimal status

waldemar at google.com waldemar at google.com
Wed Sep 24 11:00:45 PDT 2008


> This is, no doubt, because if one is treating array indexes as a set of
> integers you use integer operations on those indexes (almost exclusively
> +, -, and *).

Mike;

The claim that using only integers and only multiplication will save array
indexing is false.  Under your current proposal exactly the same problems
occur even if you use exclusively integers.  For example,

a[10m*10m*10m*10m*10m*10m]

and

a[1e6m]

refer to different array elements under your proposal.




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