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From: pbell_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-05-19 02:18:09

--- In boost_at_y..., Bill Seymour <bsey_at_p...> wrote:
> When J16 and WG21 begin working on specific proposals for the
> evolution of C++, I intend to suggest a fixed-point decimal type.
> The main reason is that many novices want to use floating-point
> types to store monetary values; and they're suprised when the
> pennies (or other fractional values) don't add up. In the
> traditional "business data processing" environment in which
> I work, this is often what Bjarne calls an "embarrassment."
> If there's interest, I'd like to do a reference implementation
> under the auspices of Boost. The requirements for the type
> would be:
> Are there more requirements that I haven't thought of?
> All comments and flames are welcome.
> --Bill Seymour

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