Interesting hardware and computer intellect
dkelvey at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 17 00:40:48 CDT 2007
>From: woodelf <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca>
>But oddly you made me wonder about a FPGA system can handle the problem
>since most problems off hand don't seem to be integer math, rather floating
>point of some sort. I just don't trust the words computer science uses
>not the algorithms.
Actually, I find that most are incorrectly using floating point
where they should have given the problem a little more though
and used a more predictable integer math.
Many only use floating point because they think it is less likely
to give the wrong results. Often times it does just that and
isn't recognized that it did until too late. The problem is that
even in floating point, one should do the same levels of checking
that are needed for integer, it just isn't done by most and
many haven't got a clue how to do it.
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