On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 06:20:47PM +0200, Andreas Färber wrote:
> Am 27.04.2012 22:21, schrieb Michael Roth:
> > Currently string-output-visitor formats floats as %g, which is nice in
> > that trailing 0's are automatically truncated, but otherwise this causes
> > some issues:
> > - it 6 uses significant figures instead of 6 decimal places, which
> "it uses 6 significant"
Doh, I'll send an updated patch with the commit msg fixed.
> > means something like 155777.5 (which even has an exact floating point
> > representation) will be rounded to 155778 when converted to a string.
> > - output will be presented in scientific notation when the normalized
> > form requires a 10^x multiplier. Not a huge deal, but arguably less
> > readable for command-line arguments.
> > - due to using sig figs instead of hard-defined decimal places, it
> "six figs"?
significant figures, "scientific notation" is probably clearer, I'll
include it in the update.
> > fails a lot of the test-visitor-serialization unit tests for floats.
> > Instead, let's just use %f, which is what the QJSON and the QMP visitors
> > use.
> > Signed-off-by: Michael Roth <mdr...@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
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