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[Bug 11531] precisionDecimal terminology

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Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com> 2010-12-11 17:48:26 UTC ---
Michael Kay writes:

> If that's what it meant, it could never be negative.

Consider the case where a scientist wishes to express the number 1000 plus or
minus 100.  In that case, it would be negative.  That is, of the 4 digits that
appear before the decimal point, only two are significant.

Noah

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