good reasons not to use D?

steven kladitis via Digitalmars-d-learn digitalmars-d-learn at
Tue Nov 3 13:22:29 PST 2015

On Monday, 2 November 2015 at 17:09:41 UTC, Laeeth Isharc wrote:
> On Saturday, 31 October 2015 at 16:06:47 UTC, Russel Winder 
> wrote:
>> On Sat, 2015-10-31 at 15:41 +0000, tcak via 
>> Digitalmars-d-learn wrote:
>>> [...]
>> In that std.bigint.BigInt provides the accuracy, yes it does 
>> suffice. But it is slow. As far as I am aware only IBM Big 
>> Iron (aka mainframes, aka z-Series) has hardware decimal 
>> floating point these days. (Even though 1970s and 1980s 
>> microprocessors had the feature.)
> It would be nice to have fixed point numbers in Phobos, 
> although it's not much work to implement, and there is a 
> library solution already (which is maintained, but sometimes 
> for a while breaks with newer versions of dmd).

I am Big Proponent of decimal arithmetic. It should be a breeze 
for a some of the smart folks using D. :):)

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