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From: p_michel_andre (michel.andre_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-10 10:17:08

Some more thougths?

Maybe the name should be changed to fixed_decimal.

Since if we later want to include a decimal class with floating
decimal point (or arbitrary precision) and decimal (radix 10 rounding
rules and radix 10 exponent), i think that that class should be
called decimal.

This is of course not a big issue, but I think it should be

I can imagine at least 3 decimal type classes:
1 fixed - the one you propse
2 floating point - like .NETs decimal see
lassTopic.asp (this would be a very useful addition to C++)
arbitrary precision - like Javas
3 BigDecimal or the decNumber C package


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