[OFBiz] Users - Important issue on JIRA

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[OFBiz] Users - Important issue on JIRA

Brad Plies
While everyone is being encouraged to utilize the OFBIZ Jira issue
tracker, I'd like to take the opportunity to publicize an issue that I
had reported there.
http://jira.undersunconsulting.com/browse/OFBIZ-377

In my opinion this issue is rather serious.  I believe the problem is
fairly widespread throughout the codebase which reduces software quality
and could diminish the credibility of the production-readiness of the
system as a whole.

The issue has to do with fixed-precision decimal types versus
arbitrary-precision ones.  Information is provided to make the case that
java.math.BigDecimal should often be used in monetary calculations
instead of java.lang.Double which is used throughout OFBIZ.  It isn't a
matter of preference, choice, or efficiency, but a matter of correctness
which is of superior importance.

This issue is near and dear to me because I've encountered and dealt
with it myself on several occasions, and it is one piece of wisdom I
would like to present to this community.

What are your thoughts?

Brad
 
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Re: [OFBiz] Users - Important issue on JIRA

Jacques Le Roux
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I agree, IMHO this has to be corrected first.

Jacques

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad" <[hidden email]>
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Subject: [OFBiz] Users - Important issue on JIRA


> While everyone is being encouraged to utilize the OFBIZ Jira issue
> tracker, I'd like to take the opportunity to publicize an issue that I
> had reported there.
> http://jira.undersunconsulting.com/browse/OFBIZ-377
>
> In my opinion this issue is rather serious.  I believe the problem is
> fairly widespread throughout the codebase which reduces software quality
> and could diminish the credibility of the production-readiness of the
> system as a whole.
>
> The issue has to do with fixed-precision decimal types versus
> arbitrary-precision ones.  Information is provided to make the case that
> java.math.BigDecimal should often be used in monetary calculations
> instead of java.lang.Double which is used throughout OFBIZ.  It isn't a
> matter of preference, choice, or efficiency, but a matter of correctness
> which is of superior importance.
>
> This issue is near and dear to me because I've encountered and dealt
> with it myself on several occasions, and it is one piece of wisdom I
> would like to present to this community.
>
> What are your thoughts?
>
> Brad
>  
> _______________________________________________
> Users mailing list
> [hidden email]
> http://lists.ofbiz.org/mailman/listinfo/users
>

 
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