This is my first D finalized project (+16k loc).
I know that there are other two projects intended to provide a
decimal data type for D, but I consider mine the most complete
and most compliant to the standards (at least until now).
There are two years of since I'm working on it (and learning D in
the same time), but I concentrated most of the efforts in the
last two months.
It was a nice exercise because I was happy to remember the math I
learn through my college years (trigonometry, logarithms, Taylor
series, derivatives, etc). Unfortunately I'm not using the same
math during my day-to day job.
Maybe in another post I will share my struggles I encountered
during the development (plenty of). But a big thank you goes to
Rainer Schuetze: without Visual Studio and without the integrated
debugger this project was impossible to maintain.
Now on topic:
- fully IEEE-754-2008 compliant;
- one flat file;
- using Intel's binary decimal enconding;
- three decimal data types: decimal32, decimal64 and decimal128
- all D operators supported for all numeric types (left and right
side integrals, floats, chars);
- conversion supported from/to integrals, floats, bools, chars
- conversion to/from other decimal formats (Microsoft Currency,
Microsoft Decimal, IBM Densely Packed Decimal)
- all std.math functions implemented (even logarithms and
- all format specifiers implemented (%f, %e, %g, %a);
- integrated with phobos format and conversion functions (to,
- thread local precision (from 1 to 34 decimal digits);
- new rounding mode - Europe's most used - tiesToAway;
- alternate exception handling (through flags);
- minimal dependencies (some traits and some floating point
- comprehensive documentation;
The project is more than in an alpha state, all operations were
tested but not exhaustively.
- more tests;