Michael Glaesemann schrieb am 01.03.2007 12:41:
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> On Mar 1, 2007, at 12:32 , Patric Bechtel wrote:
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>> Gregory Stark schrieb am 01.03.2007 10:23:
>>> "Patric Bechtel" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
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>>>> Maybe you want to have a look here:
>>>> http://www2.hursley.ibm.com/decimal/DPDecimal.html
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> Speaking of decimal encodings, does anyone know if DPD is
patent-encumbered? I believe Chen-Ho is patented (on which DPD was
apparently based), though the patent may have expired.
>
> Michael Glaesemann
> grzm seespotcode net
It's covered by the ICU license (very liberal, I'm no lawyer, but AFAICT
BSD compatible), so I don't think it's patented. There are ready
implementations for it for GCC etc. And an ANSI/IEEE proposal is made
for it, too. So no, I think no patents so far.

Patric


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