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Float argument

Barkat Mardhani
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Why line 1 gives error (too big of a float) while line 2 and 3 do not....
Greg Neef
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Float MAX_VALUE = 3.4028235E38 so the number you are entering is considered INFINITY even when it takes in the other two forms. I agree that it seems odd that it will take it as a string but not as a number.

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Thomas Paul
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Don't you think that asking the compiler to convert Strings into floats in order to check to see if it is too big a float might be a little too much to ask?
The last one is not too big because it isn't a float but rather a double. Moving a very large double to a float just turns the float into INFINITY.

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