Why is float deprecated in 6.3?

If I want to store a value like 2^31I can only use floats for that. Those values are quite common in scientific world. IMHO It would limit Mendix in a unneeded way. Edit 1: the min and max values for doubles are min:4.9E-324 max:1.7976931348623157E308. The java bigdecimal, which is the Mendix decimal, is limited by the used scale. Is this scale dynamic?
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You could use a decimal type this support digits up to 20 digits before the decimal point and 8 after. This is more than enough for 2^31.