[ANN] cdecimal-2.3 released

Paul Rubin no.email at nospam.invalid
Fri Feb 3 08:33:00 CET 2012


Stefan Krah <stefan at bytereef.org> writes:
> cdecimal is a complete implementation of IBM's General Decimal Arithmetic
> Specification. With the appropriate context parameters, cdecimal will also
> conform to the IEEE 754-2008 Standard for Floating-Point Arithmetic.

Cool.  I wonder when we'll start seeing this in non-IBM hardware CPU's.

> Both cdecimal and libmpdec have an extremely conservative release policy.
> When new features are added, the complete test suite is run both with and
> without Valgrind on many different platforms. With the added tests against
> decNumber, this takes around 8 months on four cores.

Wow.  I wonder whether it's worth looking into some formal verification
if the required level of confidence is that high.



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