From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-04 07:53:12
> Not with MSVC v5. I had to get rid of all the i18n stuff
> to get any output; and I wouldn't want to do that for
> the final version. Also, I hadn't tested completely
> enough to have instantiated all the member templates.
V5 compatibility will be tough....
> Stephen Nutt (IIRC):
> > It is not clear to me why [having the scale as part of the
> > type] would have added lots of member functions.
> There would be member function templates for construction,
> assignment and the usual op= operators taking decimals of
> other scales as arguments; then specializations for
> efficiency when the scale is known to be the same.
How about requiring an explicit cast instead?
> Jeff Garland:
> > ... for the most part I'm not to worried about
> > interoperation of decimals with different scales.
> Interest rates and currency.
I guess I would be tempted to use a double for the
interest rate, but I see your point.
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