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When I was in college the professor of my software engineering class explicitly warned us to never use floating point numbers for money. He went on at length of the dangers of floating points for dealing with money and warned us that people can get really upset if they feel like they've been screwed out of money.

He had decades of experience in the software development industry and I got the feeling that he'd seen the effect of this issue personally.

I still remember that warning well.






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