# [Mono-list] bug found! :-)

Thong (Tum) Nguyen tum@veridicus.com
Wed, 27 Aug 2003 02:19:54 +1200

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> -----Original Message-----
> admin@lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Rohit
> Sent: Tuesday, 26 August 2003 10:06 p.m.
> To: Thong (Tum) Nguyen; 'Maurizio Colucci'; mono-list@lists.ximian.com
> Subject: RE: [Mono-list] bug found! :-)
>
>
> --- "Thong (Tum) Nguyen" <tum@veridicus.com> wrote:
> > Hmm..that's not the reason.
> >
> > 4/3 isn't an integer if you're doing floating point
> > arithmetic but
> > that's not what's happening here. Notice how the
> > following compiles
> > without an error:
> >
> > int u = 3;
> > int I = 4;
> > int o = i / u;
> >
> > The reason there is an error in Maurizio's code is
> > because dividing an
> > integer by an unsigned integer yields a long
> > (otherwise precision would
> > be lost).  The resulting long can't be assigned to
> > the integer "o"
> > without a cast.
>
> that is exactly what I mean when I said 4/3 != integer
> (i did mean 3 is of uint type as was asked and as
> gaurav too correctly and clearly pointed out).

You said:

4/3 = 1.3333333333333333333333333333333 != integer.

The excessive amount of "3"s made me think you thought 4/3 =
1.333333333F rather than 4/3 = 1L = long != integer.  That's an
important distinction.

^Tum

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