Thoughts on IEEE P754

David-Sarah Hopwood david.hopwood at
Wed Sep 3 21:11:47 PDT 2008

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On Aug 22, 2008, at 2:46 PM, Mark S. Miller wrote:
>> Finally, I'd like to take a poll: Other than people working on decimal
>> at IBM and people on the EcmaScript committee, is there anyone on this
>> list who thinks that decimal adds significant value to EcmaScript? If
>> so, please speak up. Thanks.
> I'm on the EcmaScript committee, but I'll answer anyway. My impression  
> is that decimal support is wildly out of line with the stated goals of  
> ES3.1 (cleanup and minimal critical enhancements), [...]

I agree. Decimal support is a major additional feature, that seems more
in line with the goals of ES-Harmony (if it is added at all), than ES3.1.
Let's ditch it from ES3.1.

David-Sarah Hopwood

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