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*To*: "'Thierry Bouche '" <Thierry.Bouche@ujf-grenoble.fr>, "'fontinst@cogs.susx.ac.uk '" <fontinst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>*Subject*: RE: rounding problems*From*: Alan Jeffrey <ajeffrey@cs.depaul.edu>*Date*: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 10:57:33 -0500

Well, if I was going to do it over again I'd use perl, but it's too late now... At the time I needed a language with good scripting facilities, and TeX's macro language looked quite reasonable. And it means it runs on any TeX-aware site (blah blah usual advertizing stuff here). Alan. -----Original Message----- From: Thierry Bouche To: fontinst@cogs.susx.ac.uk Sent: 02/10/98 10:53 Subject: RE: rounding problems » For anyone who's wondering why the code does this in the first place, it's » because otherwise you get overflow errors by multiplying a dimen by a » scalefactor > 1000 (TeX doesn't support fp multiplication, you have to » multiply by an int then divide by another int). That's one of TeX's features that make me sometimes wonder whether TeX was really the language of choice for a software like fontinst... Thierry Bouche, Grenoble.

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