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- From: Imran Rashid <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 14:58:27 -0600
I'm a complete newbie w/ Schema's, so this might be a dumb question.
I have a datatype that can be a decimal of arbitray precision, or it can be
since its arbitrary precision, my first instinct was to go to the
decimal datatype. However, it seems to me that INF is only defined for
double and float, not decimal.
I know I could define my own datatype, that is either a decimal or the
string "INF". However, I was thinking that with the float and double types,
presumably another application would see "INF" and interpret it as infinity.
If "INF" is matched on a string, though, the application would simply see
the literal string "INF".
if the arbitrary precision is not extraordinarily important, am I better
off just using the double type?