double is floating-point, decimal is fixed decimal
>>> I never understood what "floating point" means. I'll use Decimal.
why consult a book (which, judging from the title alone, cannot possibly be credible) when you have the authoritative source of true information only a few clicks away?
>>> I have a very good response to that very sensible question: I used a little book because I could read it in two hours and go through it step by step, day after day. It covered 99.99% of my needs. It would have taken me a year to go through the whole of the MySQL site - assuming I would have had the perseverance - I suppose it is a "Get results. Now!" approach or rather a "Jump and build your wings on the way down" one
here, i looked it up for ya -- 12.1.1 Overview of Numeric Types
>>> Very kind of you, I appreciate the extra effort, even though I went to see it and only got more confused as I was reading. Those swedes's brains must not be wired the way our latin ones are