[metapost] Trying to figure out MPLib

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sat Aug 4 10:39:48 CEST 2012

On 08/04/2012 02:01 AM, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
> I am guessing if I just do a simple integer division of this by 65536,
> it'll be lossy and so I have to convert to double before I do that
> right? Or would float be enough?

There is not a lot of penalty for double these days, so I would suggest
to use that. And yes, numbers in metapost are typically stored in a
32bit int as 14.16 bits. Better typecast first, divide later, otherwise
you loose the fractional part.

Best wishes,

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