Why decimal?

Sam Ruby rubys at intertwingly.net
Wed Jun 24 11:46:24 PDT 2009


Erik Corry wrote:
> 
> 2009/6/23 Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.com <mailto:brendan at mozilla.com>>
> 
>     On Jun 23, 2009, at 12:18 AM, Christian Plesner Hansen wrote:
> 
>>     I've been looking around on the web for reasons why decimal arithmetic
>>     should be added to ES.  The most extensive page I could find was
>>     http://speleotrove.com/decimal/decifaq.html.  If anyone know other
>>     good sources of information about decimal and its inclusion in ES
>>     please follow up.
> 
>     Mike Cowlishaw's pages on decimal have lots of arguments for it:
> 
>     http://www2.hursley.ibm.com/decimal/decifaq.html
>     http://www2.hursley.ibm.com/decimal/
> 
> I'm afraid both these links seem to have broken.

The content can now be found on Mike's site:

http://speleotrove.com/decimal/decifaq.html
http://speleotrove.com/decimal/

- Sam Ruby


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