Re: ? Reasonable to propose stability policy on numeric type = decimal

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Mon Jul 26 2010 - 10:42:54 CDT

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    On Jul 24, 2010, at 7:09 PM, Michael Everson wrote:

    > On 25 Jul 2010, at 02:02, Bill Poser wrote:
    >> As I said, it isn't a huge issue, but scattering the digits makes the programming a bit more complex and error-prone and the programs a little less efficient.
    > But it would still *work*. So my hyperbole was not outrageous. And nobody has actually scattered them.

    The set of Chinese numerals used in decimal notation is rather spectacularly scattered.

    (FWIW I'm on the "Yes, it's *very* useful, and yes, it's the way we should do it wherever possible, but no, a formal policy is probably not best" camp.)

    John H. Jenkins

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