Re: [Firebird-docs] Scale of number and precision on floating data types

2016-08-10 Thread Helen Borrie
Hello Dmitry, Thursday, August 11, 2016, 9:42:48 AM, you wrote: > Nope, floating point numbers are stored completely different to the > fixed point numbers. FLOAT is single-precision format which occupies 4 > bytes. DOUBLE is double-precision format which occupies 8 bytes. But > they have no

Re: [Firebird-docs] Scale of number and precision on floating data types

2016-08-10 Thread Mark Rotteveel
No, that is not how floating point works. The storage is different from integers or bigint, as it is, the text makes no sense at all. Mark - Bericht beantwoorden - Van: "Helen Borrie" Aan: "Chatter regarding Firebird documentation"

[Firebird-docs] Scale of number and precision on floating data types

2016-08-10 Thread Köditz , Martin
Hi all, I hang on a text part in fblangref25-datatypes.xml -> fblangref25-datatypes-floattypes: Floating-point data types are examples of data stored in the DBMS with the precision matching the scale of the number. What is the scale of number? Please make this clear. Otherwise I don't get the

[Firebird-docs] How to translate COLLATION into German?

2016-08-10 Thread Köditz , Martin
Hi, just a question for German-speaking people. How would you translate COLLATION or COLLATE? Do we translate this or leave it as it is? Currently I use the German term "Sortierreihenfolge" but I don't know if this is OK and understandable. So what is your opinion on this? Regards, Martin