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RE: rounding problems
- To: "'Thierry Bouche '" <Thierry.Bouche@ujf-grenoble.fr>, "'email@example.com '" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: rounding problems
- From: Alan Jeffrey <email@example.com>
- 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).
From: Thierry Bouche
Sent: 02/10/98 10:53
Subject: RE: rounding problems
» For anyone who's wondering why the code does this in the first place,
» 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
really the language of choice for a software like fontinst...
Thierry Bouche, Grenoble.