Thoughts on IEEE P754

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.org
Sat Aug 23 23:39:46 PDT 2008


On Aug 23, 2008, at 6:49 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:

>> Finally, while Decimal seems like it will be useful to knowledgeable
>> developers dealing with financial data, it seems likely to confuse  
>> the
>> average developer more than it will help.
>
> That is unclear. A "use decimal" pragma that does not allow  
> implicit conversions from binary64 to decimal128

Sorry, I meant to write "... does not allow implicit conversions from  
decimal128 to binary64 ...".

/be


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