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From: Stefan Slapeta (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-01 07:42:16

Paul A Bristow wrote:

> It may be that these tools are mainly used once only to calculate
> coefficients, as John Maddock is doing for 'proper' math functions? And so
> there is less need for these in Boost?
> Potential users views?

These types are essential for financial calculations and in/in
combination with databases. From my experience, any types with fixed
scale and/or length wouldn't be useful at all.

IBM and IEEE furthermore try standardize some (special) decimal floating
point types for future hardware support (see n1977!), but from what I've
heard, this seems to be rather chaotic and controversial in IEEE.


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