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From: Jens Maurer (Jens.Maurer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-07-09 11:07:04

The formal review of Bill Seymour's fixed-point decimal
library runs

    11 July to 21 July 2003

with myself serving as review manager.

The library provides a class boost::fixdec::decimal that
represents a fixed-point number. Unlike "double" or other
floating-point representations, a fixed-point number has
a fixed number of decimal digits. Together with explicit
rounding control, this prevents surprise from rounding
errors, for example in financial applications.

The library is available in the boost files section at

The library has been successfully compiled on MSVC.
(There should be an update shortly that allows compilation
with como and gcc 3.3, presumably named

When submitting reviews, please state explicitly whether or not you
think that the library should be accepted into Boost.

For more information on the Boost formal review process, please see

Jens Maurer, Review Manager

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