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precision, accuracy, and floating conversion (GJC's comment)
"GJC's view that a floating point number x means an interval
[x-epsilon,x+epsilon] for some unknown epsilon, is not ..."
"...that is *not* GJC's view"
Quote GJC again (sigh):
"'nuff said, but what about the PI bit? If the PI bit is set then
floating point numbers are to be taken as a multiplier of PI. If the E bit
then as a multiplier of (EXP 1)..."