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Re: [Groff] Mission statement

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Mission statement
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2014 06:49:40 +0100 (CET)

>> - real number arithmetic to replace current integer arithmetic
> Do you really mean "replace", or rather something like "complement"
> or "provide in addition to"?  If you do mean "replace", i fear
> compatibility issues.  Besides, isn't integer arithmetics better
> suited to some tasks than real number arithmetic?

I think he basically means the front-end, not the implementation
itself.  If we are ever going to implement real number arithmetic, I
strongly suggest to use decimal arithmetic, not binary; this solves a
lot of issues especially with rounding.


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