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From: Misha Bergal (mbergal_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-07-19 19:44:47

"Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Years ago I worked on some general business applications involving liquid
> inventories dealing in tank dimensions, gallons, coefficients of
> and all sorts of other non-money related data. Fixed-point arithmetic was
> essential for those general business applications even though they aren't
> strictly speaking financial or money related. (The reasons floating point
> won't do is the legal and business need mandated others, including
> government regulators, to be able to repeat the exact computation, and
> produce the exact answer.)


Could you elaborate a little more about the requirements to use fixed point
instead of floating point. Not being an expert in the area, I don't see many
use cases where fixed point would be preferable to floating point. I really
would appreciate if you described your ones.

Misha Bergal

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