Open your favorite actionscript editor and type:
var n:Number=123456789012345672; trace(n); // outputs: 123456789012345660
trace(123456789012345672); // outputs: 123456789012345660
now try incrementing the number by one:
trace(123456789012345673); // outputs: 123456789012345680
Reading some documentation this format should support 53 digits numbers… but seems kinda different.
Ok ok those were high numbers… but try this:
trace(0.1*3); // outputs: 0.30000000000000004 trace(0.1*6); // outputs: 0.6000000000000001 trace(0.1*9); // outputs: 0.9 trace(0.1*12); // outputs: 1.2000000000000002 trace(0.1*15); // outputs: 1.5
I was thinking to use actionscript to collaboratively solve some of Project Euler problems… just for fun, but I don’t think I will waste just a single line of code on this from now on.
This really disappoints me, I mean, if computers cannot either do math, why the hell am I still sitting here?