fixed point vs fixed decimal

John Roth johnroth at
Mon Jan 6 23:48:59 CET 2003

"Dan Stromberg" <strombrg at> wrote in message
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> If I remember my ibm 360 assembler course correctly, fixed point is
> not necessarily decimal.  I believe you folks mean fixed decimal, or
> perhaps packed decimal, not fixed point.  Fixed point would probably
> more commonly be expected to be binary, or at least could ambiguously
> be binary or not.

I don't think I've ever seen **conceptual** fixed point binary.
fixed point binary, yes, but then it was conceptually decimal.

John Roth

> Thanks.
> --
> Dan Stromberg

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