--- a/docs/branches/4.1/trunk/rexxref/numarit.xml +++ b/docs/branches/4.1/trunk/rexxref/numarit.xml @@ -68,7 +68,7 @@ 4E9 /* exponential notation */ 0.73e-7 /* exponential notation */ </programlisting> -<para>A number in Rexx is defined as follows:</para> +<para>Ignoring <link linkend="expnot">exponential notation</link>, a number in Rexx is defined as follows:</para> <programlisting> <![CDATA[ >>-+------------+--+----------------------+--+-digits--------+----------> @@ -350,9 +350,9 @@ represents a power of ten that is to be applied to the number. The <computeroutput>E</computeroutput> can be in uppercase or lowercase.</para> <para>Certain character strings are numbers even though they do not appear to -be numeric, such as <computeroutput>0E123</computeroutput> (0 raised to the -123 power) and <computeroutput>1E342</computeroutput> (1 raised to the 342 -power). Also, a comparison such as +be numeric, such as <computeroutput>0E123</computeroutput> (0 times 10 raised to the +power of 123) and <computeroutput>1E342</computeroutput> (1 times 10 raised to the +power of 342). Also, a comparison such as <computeroutput>0E123=0E567</computeroutput> gives a true result of <computeroutput>1</computeroutput> (0 is equal to 0). To prevent problems when comparing nonnumeric strings, use the strict