On Fri, 5 Apr 2002, Geoffrey Furnish wrote:
> Alan W. Irwin writes:
> > Go ahead and hit us with it....;-)
> It finally propagated to me. Did you get it?
I do have some further (perhaps naive) comments. I wouldn't worry a bit
about increasing the size of the metafile by a factor of four (assuming we
use 64-bit which is what I hope we do). Disk space and band width are
incredibly cheap now, and the historical trends say they will get a lot
cheaper in the future. It still blows my mind that the 2GB scsi disk I
bought in 1996 cost me $1700. Now, 2GB of ATA disk space can be had for
Also, it sounds to me that your present difficulties are because integers
lack dynamic range. Would it be possible to get around that limitation by
switching to (64-bit) floating point instead?