From: Jens Maurer (Jens.Maurer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-07-09 11:07:04
The formal review of Bill Seymour's fixed-point decimal
11 July to 21 July 2003
with myself serving as review manager.
The library provides a class boost::fixdec::decimal that
represents a fixed-point number. Unlike "double" or other
floating-point representations, a fixed-point number has
a fixed number of decimal digits. Together with explicit
rounding control, this prevents surprise from rounding
errors, for example in financial applications.
The library is available in the boost files section at
The library has been successfully compiled on MSVC.
(There should be an update shortly that allows compilation
with como and gcc 3.3, presumably named fixdecv23.zip.)
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think that the library should be accepted into Boost.
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