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Re: BASH question



On Fri, 2006-09-08 at 15:35 +1000, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> On 07Sep2006 19:17, Khoa Ton <khoa puresynergy com> wrote:
> | >| I find dc (man dc) very useful for floating point arithmetic.
> | >I hate to tell you this, but dc does fixed point arithmetic, not
> | >floating point.
> | Thank you for the correction, Cameron.  I will use bc instead
> | of dc for floating point calculations from now on!
> 
> 1: What's wrong with fixed point? For your purposes, I mean?
> 2: bc certainly used to be a wrapper for dc, so it was fixed point too!
> 

I am confused about this discussion. If numbers with fractional parts are handled it
is doing floating point arithmetic. bc -l does floating point arithmetic. dc and bc 
work in such a different fashion it is hard to think one is a wrapper
for the other.

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Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>
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