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From: Stefan Slapeta (stefan_nospam__at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-09 16:50:25

Beman Dawes wrote:
> I asked on one of the committee reflectors, and the response was that
> the library IBM licenses isn't what is being standardized, so there is
> no issue. For C, what will be standardized are built-in data types, not
> a library. For C++, what will be standardized may be a library, but it
> will be designed for C++.

 From a user's perspective, yes. Internally, the solution will be based
on the same C interface to enable any hardware support for the future, no?

> Sorry, I'm having trouble understanding your meaning. Are you saying in
> effect that decimal types should have be standardized in C and C++ a
> long time ago?

Yes, today there are some proposals for extensions that I bet are useful
for _much_ less people than a decimal data type would be.



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