C Floating point arithmetic

Andrew Koenig ark at alice.UucP
Wed Dec 4 02:53:42 AEST 1985

>	float a,b;
>	a = b + 1.0;	/* Gets done in double because 1.0 is a double.
>			Gag me with a spoon. */

Nah, gets done in single because the compiler realizes that 1.0 has
the same representation in single and double, and therefore that
the result of the addition will be the same.

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