fixed point vs fixed decimal

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


"Dan Stromberg" <strombrg at tesuji.nac.uci.edu> wrote in message
news:avcuj1$6a7$1 at news.service.uci.edu...
> 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.
**Implementation**
fixed point binary, yes, but then it was conceptually decimal.

John Roth

>
> Thanks.
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> Dan Stromberg
UCI/NACS/DCS






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