C needs BCD -- why BCD? Accountants!

Chris Torek chris at umcp-cs.UUCP
Fri Nov 9 16:21:20 AEST 1984

I have always been surprised that business people didn't just use 64
bit integers, and keep the amounts in CENTS.  No BCD required, can
take advantage of nice fast machine instructions, etc.
(This mind accidently left blank.)

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