[LAD] [ANN] LV2 beta3

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Thu May 10 00:51:53 UTC 2007

On 5/9/07, Dave Robillard <drobilla at connect.carleton.ca> wrote:

> Regarding the one sensible thing you /have/ said:  is sample rate as a
> double sufficient, or is there a good reason for numerator/denominator
> (that outweighs the PITA for the plugin author)?

I'll play "dumb user" on this one...

  Are there useful sample rates that can be expressed more accurately
  with a pair of 32-bit integers than by a double?

If so, programmers who don't care about the extra accuracy could
presumably convert the ratio to a double in one line of code (at the
cost of a single division operation).  That does not seem excessive,
assuming there are real-world examples where the extra accuracy
would help.  Are there any?

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