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If you want a format for serialization, we could use hex floats[1]. Hex floats have binary-exact representations.


On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 6:33 PM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
2013/9/8 Coda Highland <>:

>> Do we really want "tostring(0.1)" to return "0.10000000000000001"?
> Yes, I think we do. If you wanted something to LOOK pretty, instead of
> having it be CORRECT, you wouldn't use tostring() -- you'd be using
> print.format().

Who should be doing something non-default here? The person who knows
just enough Lua to script an extension to a game, or the person who knows
Lua backwards and forwards?