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With non-strict floating point arithmetic (the standard in Java), you can get slightly different results on different platforms.
As a contrived example, as a result of a complex expression you could get 1.23456789 on one platform, but 1.23456788 on another.
If you need the exact same results on all platforms, you use strictfp. Doing so can reduce performance on some platforms, though.
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