Why not FP for Money?

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 03:02:25 CEST 2004


[Chris Barker]
> I promise this is not a troll... Really, it's embarassing, because
> this is one Engineer that DID take a Numerical Analysis course, and
> from William Kahan, no less, and I still don't really get it.
> ...

You can read what Kahan says about it, then:

    http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~wkahan/MktgMath.pdf

and supplement that with Cowlishaw's FAQ:

    http://www2.hursley.ibm.com/decimal/decifaq.html

and IBM's proposed std for decimal arithmetic, a level up from that link.



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