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There's very little point in storing money in floats if you're not going to do arithmetic in floats; about the only use case I can think of is JavaScript and JSON APIs.

Aside from the cases you mentioned, there are other dynamic languages in which numbers are by default floating point. e.g. Lua. I agree though.

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