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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 08:10:40

>> 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?
>> [1]
> 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
> We need someone to start from scratch in a 'clean room'?
> GSoC project?

Maybe not: decNumber is dual licensed (not sure if this is a new development
or not), but the C code is available under the terms of the ICU license
which is probably Boost-compatible (looks to be nearly the same as the old
SGI STL license from which ours is derived)

And current decNumber download under those terms from

HTH, John.

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