|Summary of responses - Conversion to C++ sivar@SanDiego.NCR.COM (SSR) (1994-08-01)|
|Re: Summary of responses - Conversion to C++ email@example.com (1994-08-04)|
|Re: Summary of responses - Conversion to C++ firstname.lastname@example.org (1994-08-06)|
|Re: Summary of responses - Conversion to C++ email@example.com (1994-08-10)|
|Re: Summary of responses - Conversion to C++ firstname.lastname@example.org (1994-08-17)|
|From:||email@example.com (Thomas David Rivers)|
|Keywords:||translator, C++, arithmetic|
|Organization:||SAS Institute Inc.|
|Date:||Wed, 17 Aug 1994 19:54:54 GMT|
[re translating from Cobol to C++]
firstname.lastname@example.org (Walter Spector) writes:
>Of all the things you have mentioned, isn't the above mentioned lack
>of a decimal data type the most problematic? Decimal data types are
>are fundamental and important in most COBOL applications. I have a
>hard time seeing how this could be done efficiently in C/C++.
>What languages, other than COBOL and PL/1, support decimal data types?
It is my understanding that the IBM C/370 offering on MVS has added
some sort of decimal type, loosely based on PL/1.
However, I agree - with John - use a fixed point variable (or an
array of them) with proper scaling. Certainly, this could readily
be included in some C++ decimal class.
- Dave Rivers -
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