Monte Goulding's day off? ; -) mergJSON - Documented Bug or Feature?
MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Wed Jun 29 08:31:01 EDT 2016
and by "problem" I don't mean problem. I mean what makes you think that
the library is doing the conversion and not LC?
On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 8:20 AM, Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at roadrunner.com>
> What makes you think the problem is in the library and not in LC, itself?
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 7:22 AM, Lagi Pittas <iphonelagi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I used the mergJSON in version 8 DP1 today for the first time.
>> I loaded my CSV file into the program and build my arrays then exported
>> array as JSON.
>> what do I find?
>> prices that were 1.40 showing up as 1.3999999999999999, 2.30 showing as
>> 2.2999999999999998 etc
>> Now I know this is documented as anything that looks like a real number is
>> stored as an IEEE 754 double.
>> Can someone please explain the logic that says that a textual
>> representation of information (CSV, XML a text file even) is translated to
>> a IEEE number for us to round as we see fit?
>> Please explain any cases where this makes any sense at all.
>> if I wanted the number to be 1.399999 thats what I would put in there.
>> Now the documentation says round it to the precision you want - it already
>> is otherwise it wouldn't be in the CSV/JSON file if it was wrong in the
>> first place.
>> Anyone got any thoughts on this?
>> Monte as much as I respect your programming prowess I respectfully think
>> you are wrong on this one - it has to be more coding to do it this way
>> to leave it as text - or am I missing something.
>> Shouldn't there be a parameter that asks if we want this (with false as
>> default?) as per the pretty print which works brilliantly by the way -
>> perfect in fact.
>> I wrote a JSON library for Visual foxpro a couple of years ago and the
>> change it made was if there was an integer of say 1 or 2 it would change
>> to 1.0 or 2.0 because Foxpro itself reads any numbers from a file as Real
>> rather than integer but the actual value is still the same 1.0 is 1. I
>> could have coded against that but it would have been a bit convoluted and
>> would have slowed the system down so I left it as is.
>> KIndest Regards Lagi
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