Hi Christophe,

> > it doesn't have to be always 1.0.  If it was, it would not need to be
> > there at all.
> Oops. Could you give me some details about my mistake?
> Isn't «1.0» always read as «10^(*Scl)» which is what I'd call the scale 
> factor?

Yes, but *Scl is concerned only in the reader, when expanding the
quasi-read-macro '.'.

Other parts of the program may well use another scale, independent of
'*Scl'. For example, each '+FixField' in the GUI knows about its own
private scale factor.

♪♫ Alex
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