Subject: Re: [boost] Status of ISO/IEC TR 24733 library idea?
From: Mateusz Åoskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-12-06 06:11:08
On 6 December 2011 10:15, Paul A. Bristow <pbristow_at_[hidden]> wrote:
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>> Subject: [boost] Status of ISO/IEC TR 24733 library idea?
>> There is ISO/IEC TR 24733 draft on decimal floating-point arithmetic.
>> I found old thread by Stefan Slapeta: Decimal floating point library  I wonder, what is status of this idea
>> in Boost?
>>  http://lists.boost.org/Archives/boost/2006/02/101457.php
> Sadly the GPL license put a blocker on using any of IBM's code inside Boost, as was noted by several
> people at the time
Trying to understand this situation around decNumber and its derivatives:
There is C library decNumber which has been released by IBM under ICU
The decNumber is included in GCC .
Next, the C++ library decNumber++ was based on the decNumber and implemented
ISO/IEC TR 24733 interface . Strangely, it seems  the
decNumber++ was released
under terms of more restrictive license, GPL.
I understand ICU License is not the same as Boost Licence, so copying
not possible, but perhaps it is possible to have a student who
from scratch and with "inspiration" (grey area?) from decNumber.c|h
 Listed at IBM developerWorks but download is missing http://goo.gl/mOqSI
-- Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
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