On Sun, Jul 30, 2006 at 06:25:14AM +0200, Simon wrote:
I am about to embark on a mission critical financial web application,
and was wondering weather ruby on rails is the best fit for this type
It’ll probably be a lot better than most, and certainly no worse,
intrinsically. You will be best off deciding based on your love of the
languages which you’ve got to choose from.
More specifically I am worried about floating point errors. Would it be
more appropriate to use a more statically typed framework (.NET)?
How is static typing going to effect the magnitude of the errors you get
from manipulating floating point numbers?
At any rate, if you’re using floats to manipulate monetary amounts,
screwed right from the get-go, not matter what language you choose.
fixed-point or shifted-integer maths instead.