Decimal Arithmetic Specification, version 1.70
Copyright (c) IBM Corporation, 2009. All rights reserved. © | 7 Apr 2009 |
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[1] | IEEE 754-2008 – IEEE Standard for Floating-Point Arithmetic, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., New York, 2008. (In press.) |
[2] | Sometimes called ‘fixed-point’ decimal arithmetic. |
[3] | The IEEE 754 decimal encodings for interchange formats are described in:
http://speleotrove.com/decimal/decbits.pdf |
[4] | This is because the conventional implementation of this operator would be unacceptably long-running for the range of numbers allowed by this specification (with up to nine digits of exponent). For restricted-range numbers, an implementation can easily be made to conform to IEEE 754 in this respect. |