I am scripting a common beginner pitfalls video for Julia.
One of them is
0. I think SafeREPL.jl can help with that. Would that good advice? I mean the other thing is that they should be aware of what they are doing and that they need to check for stuff like that themselves.
I think you should just use the standard REPL and show
10^19 as examples early on.
Basically you need to explain to the newbies that
- julia’s basic data structure can only represent a small subset of all mathematical numbers
- for integers the basic Int64 has limitations
- for reals the basic Float64 also has limitations
- unlike Python, Julia does not hand hold the beginner coders