Decimal V Binary??

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Thu Sep 23 17:03:49 2004

> I've always wondered what systems/processors (other than IBM mainframes)
> that had hardware decimal arithmetic support. I don't mean 'decimal
> adjust' instructions, I'm talking about full
> add/subtract/multiply/divide/etc. The only other one I know of is the

PDP11/44 CIS option supported packed decimal 'strings'. Didn't some VAXen
do so as well?

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