strange behavior with perl v 5.8.8

Brian Mathis
Thu Sep 27 16:27:00 GMT 2007

On 9/27/07, Andrew Louie <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've run into a strange adding problem with perl:
> when incrementing by 0.1 i get a strange behavior where at some
> arbitrary  number, it will append 0.9999999999 to the end of the
> number.

There's an excellent explanation of this (just posted today about the
recently discovered Excel 2007 bug) here:

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