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Re: Proposal for ISSUE-12, string literals

From: Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 09:51:26 -0400
Message-ID: <20110513.095126.180125745924498286.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
CC: <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
From: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Subject: Re: Proposal for ISSUE-12, string literals
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 08:36:37 -0500

> 
> 
> On 13/05/11 14:09, Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider wrote:
>> From: Steve Harris<steve.harris@garlik.com>
>> Subject: Re: Proposal for ISSUE-12, string literals
>> Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 07:07:36 -0500
>>
>> [...]
>>
>>> Hesitant -1 to, there are numbers that xsd:double for e.g. can
>>> represent, that xsd:decimal doesn't promise to.
>>
>> Huh?
>>
>> Did someone change the laws of arithmetic while I wasn't looking?
> 
> xsd:double are IEEE 754-1985 and includes NaN, signed zeros, INF, -INF
> 
> xsd:decimal does not, but can express numbers xsd:double can't because 
> XSD double is 64 bit, fixed format with 52 bits of fractional part.
> 
> 	Andy

Let's restrict ourselves to numbers, not heresies.

peter
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