This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
Putting it simply strictfp tells the compiler/jvm not to use any fancy gee-whiz floating point tricks depending on the system it is running on. The object of it is to get the same floating point arithmetical results on all systems the program runs on. -Barry