Why should you not use floats for actual decimal numbers?

I don’t think etrade has learned the lessons in my posts on floating point numbers/variables.

SQL Server Decimal/Money/Float datatypes

Javascript (and apparently other programming languages) can’t do math

Click here for a screen shot of the full page.

Here is a link to the page where I found it. I hope they fix it soon. It’s pretty sad.

But, on the other hand, I wonder what I will do with that extra .00000000000005 dollars?


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