legal? safe?

    May 19 2006 | 8:58 am
    Since Atom doesn't have a getDouble() method, can I safely use getFLoat()? It compiles, but I'm just wondering whether there's any good reason not to do this:
    double short_val = short_peak_val[1].getFloat();

    • May 19 2006 | 4:36 pm
      Coercing an Atom's float to a double is a widening conversion, so it's fine. Be careful when going the other way, though.
      nick rothwell -- composition, systems, performance -- http://