cnfsstat rounding trouble

Christoph Biedl cbiedl at
Sun May 23 17:23:11 UTC 2004

Heath Kehoe wrote...

> The variables $free, $len, and $val are BigInts; and perl doesn't
> convert their values to floating point automatically for division.


> I believe that when you eval() a BigInt, perl converts it to a
> regular number value (either an integer or a float) with some loss
> of accuracy.  But it's not explicitly documented in the BigInt docs,
> so I'm not sure we should rely on it.

accuracy loss shouldn't be a problem for integer numbers, isn't it?
A shorter way was to do
| $free = "$free";


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