Floating-Point Will Still Be Broken In the Year 2091

Variants of the question “Is floating point math broken?” are asked every day on Stackoverflow.com. I don’t think the questions will ever stop, not even by the year 2091 (that’s the year that popped into my head after just reading the gazillionth such question).

A representative floating-point question asked on stackoverflow.com in 2009, projected to be just as popular in 2091 (click thumbnail to enlarge)

(Follow the tags floating-accuracy, floating-point, floating-point-precision, and floating-point-conversion — you’ll see what I mean.)

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