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Subject: Re: [boost] Status of ISO/IEC TR 24733 library idea?
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-12-06 04:58:22

> There is ISO/IEC TR 24733 draft on decimal floating-point arithmetic.
> I found old thread by Stefan Slapeta: Decimal floating point library [1]
> I wonder, what is status of this idea in Boost?

I don't think anyone in Boost is working on it (that I know of) - it appears
there was a C++ reference implementation available on the IBM website, but
it looks like it might have been removed :-(

In the mean time, some of us have been working on extended precision
arithmetic (see "big_number" directory in the sandbox) using Christopher
Kormanyos' e_float code for decimal arithmetic.

Now that I've been reminded of IBM's C lib reference implementation of
decNumber, I'll add support for that as well.... could make a good test

Regards, John.

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