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What grinds my gears:

IEEE-754

This, to me, seems retarded.

Take the value 0.931 for example.
Its represented in binary as
00111111011011100101011000000100

See those last three bits? Well, it causes it to
come out in decimal like so:

0.93099999~

Which because bankers rounding is nowstandard, that actually works out to 0.930, because with bankers rounding, we round to the nearest even number? Makes sense? No. Anyone asked for it? No (well maybe the banks). Was it even necessary? Fuck no. But did we get it anyway?
Yes.

And worse, thats not even the most accurate way to represent
our value of 0.931 owing to how fucked up rounding now is becaue everything has to be pure shit these days.

A better representation would be

00111101101111101010101100110111 <- good

00111111011011100101011000000100 < - shit

The new representation works out to
0.093100004
or 0.093100003898143768310546875 when represented internally.

Whats this mean? Because of rounding you don't lose accuracy anymore.

Am I mistaken, or is IEEE-754 shit?

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