Decimal V Binary??

From: Paul Koning <>
Date: Thu Sep 23 10:30:01 2004

>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Jennings <> writes:

 Tom> On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 19:08, William Donzelli wrote:
>> > There are SOME people (I am NOT one) who actually feel that >
>> DECIMAL is the right way to go in computers!
>> If the computers are doing my bank statements, then yes, I am one
>> of them.

 Tom> I don't see this page as a need to 'return to decimal hardware'
 Tom> so much as people really need to consider accuracy and precision
 Tom> et al in arithemetic systems.

 Tom> These are turing-derived machines, after all, and can do decimal
 Tom> arithmetic when we want them to.

And indeed they usually do, when you write in Cobol.

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