# [Chicago] Free Essential Reference Books

Jon Sudlow jsudlow at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 21:38:43 CET 2009

```Dont worry, I'm not asking you to debug a 400 line program. I am working
with packed decimal numbers. The assignment calls for 2 decimal places to
the right of precision. For instance 10.23

When you Divide Pack decimal numberes like
NUM1  DC PL4'22'
NUM2  DC PL2'3'

DP NUM1,NUM2

... In NUM1 there is 7C00003C the remainder is even 3 bytes making plenty of
room for his other friends "the 3's" (22/7=1.3333)

The problem is, when I use the divide pack command, the remainder is always
only 1 byte. It only gives one byte of precision. Is there a precision
switch or flag I need to call to get two decimal places to the right? Do I
have to set something up earlier in the program to get the precision I need.
I've tried multiplying the operands by 10 and 100 to induce the the
fractional parts into the whole quotient of the answer, did not work, I"ve
tried increasing the remainder part the operation, did not work only padded
with zeros at the beginning.

Thanks for any help you could give, if you dont know thats OK too......Why
can't python turn high level statements directly into ibm system370
assembler code? Get on it would you guido ;)
-Jon

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Samir Faci <samir at esamir.com> wrote:

> I'm not sure I want to own up to it... but.. maybe?   What's your question
> on?
>
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 1:33 PM, John Stoner <johnstoner2 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I don't know it currently, but I've seen it many years ago. Integrated
> into
> > the IBM PL/x family of languages.
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Jon Sudlow <jsudlow at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I know this is  way off topic, but do any of you know IBM system 370
> >> assembler language?
> >>
> >> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Chad Homan <choman at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> you wouldn't be willing to ship one to omaha?
> >>>
> >>> If it helps to bribe, I will buy ya a beer sometime ;) maybe even at
> the
> >>> omaha python meeting
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Charles de Gaulle  - "The better I get to know men, the more I find
> >>> myself loving dogs."
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 6:39 AM, David Beazley <
> d-beazley at sbcglobal.net>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> On the subject of Chad's offer to give away his Python Essential
> >>>> Reference book, I'll just add that I probably have about 20 pristine
> signed
> >>>> copies of 1st and 2nd editions sitting in my office.   If someone
> wants one,
> >>>> perhaps as some kind of historical record of when Python was simpler,
> send
> >>>> me an email and I'll bring a copy to the next Chipy meeting.
> >>>>
> >>>> Cheers,
> >>>> Dave
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