Originally Posted by Philip M
Ummm...actually, the largest number JS can handle is a tad larger than that.
1.7976931348623157 e +308
I *think* what Philip means is that JS can't convert a number that large to NON-scientific notation.
If it were converted, it would be 309 digits long. No human could make sense of it, so the scientific notation is much better for this purpose.
I only tested on Chrome, but the largest exponent JS will convert to fixed notation in Chrome is e+20. After that, it reverts to always using scientific notation.