[racket] What is inexactness about?

From: Joe Marshall (jmarshall at alum.mit.edu)
Date: Wed Sep 1 15:15:27 EDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 6:40 AM, Stephen Bloch <sbloch at adelphi.edu> wrote:
> On Sep 1, 2010, at 9:29 AM, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
>> The #i indicates inexactness as far as computer arithmetic is concerned, that is, what the so-called 'machine' level arithmetic supplies.
> And yet Scheme/Racket allows for inexact integers, whereas no computer I know of has an inexact integer type supported at the machine level.

Huh?  Any integer between -2^53 and 2^53 can be represented by a
double-precision float.


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