Decimal string to floating point conversion with correct half-to-even rounding

9il ilyayaroshenko at
Tue Jul 7 10:58:25 UTC 2020

On Tuesday, 7 July 2020 at 09:28:26 UTC, Guillaume Piolat wrote:
> On Tuesday, 7 July 2020 at 07:49:02 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
>> That's right, it's not about the licensing. It's that the DLF 
>> should control the code it distributes.
>> Businesses will not want to commit to a balkanized project.
> From a business point of view, having slightly more correct 
> string to float conversion holds very little value. I'll stick 
> with sscanf thanks...

For a high tech real markets (airspace, automotive, science, 
military-industrial complex) having a correct decimal literal 
parsing has a little but absolutely mandatory value. If SpaceX is 
lending a rocket, they want it located on the platform, something 
around wouldn't make sense. Note, that these companies hold a 
huge amount of the legacy C/C++ code and they are potential Dlang 
markets. But only if Dlang will be able to match C exactly for 
numeric code. Otherwise merging C/C++ code would have a huge 
negative impact on them.

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