On Tuesday, 4 March 2014 at 22:29:31 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
3 hours? Try a week or two.

Yeah, I believe it now. Got close with my int version (shifting the fractional portion by the exponent... works great until it overflows adding up the bits). Tried a version with floating point math (cast to int, print that, append . to the string, raise the other to some power of ten, cast to int, call it done) and even that didn't actually work right - the leading zeroes or high exponents weren't right. Haven't even tried parsing them yet!

Yikes. I hate to admit defeat, but this has blown my time budget to pieces. Time to give it up. :(

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