
Type: Bug

Status: Closed

Priority: Major

Resolution: Fixed

Affects Version/s: None

Fix Version/s: ODF 1.2 Part 2 CD 2

Component/s: OpenFormula

Labels:None

Proposal:
General commentary under 5.4.7 Infix Operator "=" deleted.
Created JIRA issue to call attention to it.
"Note that in most implementations, numbers are computed using fixedlength representations in base 2 or 16, using a matissa and an exponent. This means that values such as 0.1 cannot be exactly represented (just as 1/3 cannot be exactly represented in base 10 using decimal notation). As a result, (0.1*10) will not have the same bit representation as 1. Since many spreadsheet users do not understand how computers typically represent numbers, applications may attempt to hide these differences by allowing "nearly" equal numbers to be considered equal, but applications are not required to do so.
Note that in some user interfaces this is displayed or accepted as "=="."