A 40-digit decimal number? Really?

The main advantage of binary integers is that they compute readily on a 
computer. The main advantage of decimal integers is that they are easy for 
humans to read. But 40-digit decimal numbers?


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From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf 
Of Amrith
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 9:49 AM
Subject: Vector processing instructions

       Recently I was working with vector processing on z13 and noticed that we 
have 128bit add and sub instructions but no multiply(correct me here but the 
multiply is on 64bit)  or divide. Any idea on how to convert the 128bit 
signed/unsigned binary integer to packed decimal. If anyone is working with the 
vector instructions on z13 please IM me. 

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