[metapost] Limited precision -- Megapost

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Jan 23 10:27:59 CET 2011

On 01/22/2011 03:07 PM, Nicola wrote:
> Will floating point replace fixed point arithmetic, or will MetaPost be
> extended with a new data type for arbitrary precision, with implicit
> conversions to/from the existing numeric data type?

The current plan (which is almost a certainty) is to have a command-line
switch to configure what internal data type to use. The planned choices
are traditional scaled integer, floating point double, arbitrary
precision with binary calculus, and arbitrary precision with decimal

Best wishes,

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