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Re: Numerical accuracy/precision - this is a bug or a feature?

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  • Subject: [mg120186] Re: Numerical accuracy/precision - this is a bug or a feature?
  • From: "slawek" <slawek at host.pl>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 06:58:40 -0400 (EDT)
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U¿ytkownik "DrMajorBob" <btreat1 at austin.rr.com> napisa³ w wiadomo¶ci grup 
dyskusyjnych:iv6hgo$sch$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Binary storage is not mathematically required, but the result is MUCH
> faster code. Perhaps, at some point, we'll abandon this trade-off when
> computers are so fast that the gain in speed isn't worth the confusion.
> But that day isn't here, yet.

BCD - Binary Coded Decimals. 



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