fixed point vs fixed decimal
johnroth at ameritech.net
Tue Jan 7 14:18:22 CET 2003
"Robin Becker" <robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:EN6w0WAFRpG+EwB8 at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk...
> In article <v1k1tts6o9ta1e at news.supernews.com>, John Roth
> <johnroth at ameritech.net> writes
> >I don't think I've ever seen **conceptual** fixed point binary.
> >fixed point binary, yes, but then it was conceptually decimal.
> >John Roth
> ..... I believe Adobe's internal representation is a binary fixed
> scheme. I think it is based on a 32bit int with 16 bits as the
> I believe that the FreeType font package also uses the same
You're right! I'd forgotten about the applications in graphics and
motor control where floats are too expensive.
However, that's not this application area.
> Robin Becker
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