--- Comment #10 from Stewart Gordon <> 2009-09-07 04:41:58 PDT ---
> Neither. It's the number of sic figs which are accurate in the worst case. So
> it's the _minimum_ number of digits which are stored. To unambiguously define
> the number, more digits are almost always required.

So, if you try to put a decimal number into a float, it's how many s.f. you can
get out again and be sure they'll be the same.  I don't see in what cases this
differs from "the number of s.f. to which numbers are guaranteed to be
storeable unambiguously"....

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