`That is an interesting way to store money. We developed a fixed point`

`arithmetic library of arbitrary precision using the algorithms described`

`by Knuth in his semi-numerical algorithms volume and using standard`

`DECIMAL(n,m) definition. Rounding is precise using an algorithm which`

`does not drift and intermediate. Finally the numbers are stored in`

`display format, right justified and with leading spaces and signs so`

`that they can be displayed in HTML pages or printed output without`

`reformating.`

`The arithmetic is obviously not suited to intensive calculation but is`

`well suited to money usage where the absence of radix changes and edit`

`conversions more than compensates for the arithmetic overhead, helped by`

`using effcient arithmetic algorithms. Another advantage is that it`

`makes inserting numbers in report tables absolutely trivial. They`

`automatically line up in right justified columns.`

`It was a fairly simple exercise to graft this number system into Sqlite,`

`really only requiring that the regular behaviour of giving a DECIMAL`

`type numeric affiliation be altered to text affiliation to stop Sqlite`

`from translating the formatted, fixed point numbers to floating point.`

RohitPatel9999 wrote:

While doing currency math, a useful money class at following link, may be used as a a reference. http://www.di-mare.com/adolfo/p/money.htm Yet Another C++ Money Class (by Adolfo Di Mare), The C Users Journal, Vol.10 No.4, pp [58-64], April 1992 Rohit.

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