On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 09:55:09AM -0700, Larry Wall wrote: > We could go as far as to guarantee that Nums do rational arithmetic > out to a certain point, but probably what the financial insitutions > want is special fixed-point types that assume a divisor anyway. > Would any financial institution care to comment?
IANAFI, but I think that's more or less right. I think they actually tend to use BCD. http://www2.hursley.ibm.com/decimal/decifaq1.html#inexact -ryan