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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-13 16:09:21

At 10:06 PM 12/12/2004, Jeff Garland wrote:
>On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 21:18:30 -0500, Beman Dawes wrote
>> > and resurrect the fixed decimal proposal (it died after it was
>> >rejected in review).
>> A decimal number proposal is starting to move through the C and C++
>> committees. It is based on work done at IBM, and is designed to work
>> as either library software, or with a hardware accelerator, IIRC.
>> Thus anyone interested might want to become familiar with that
>> proposal before doing any new decimal work.
>I assume this is the work from here?

Yes, but also be sure to read Bill Plauger's critique of N1016:

>Problem I see is that IBM wants a $3000 license fee to use this. I
>things that went into the standard had to be available on an 'any-use'
>like boost -- or are they planning on changing the license if this is

I don't know but can find out. Do you have a reference that discusses the


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