a decimal class for Squeak?

Patrick Logan patrickl at gemstone.com
Wed Jan 6 02:32:00 UTC 1999

> These are annoying little details about math...

Aren't these actually annoying little details of floating point

I agree with the earlier message that use of integers or fractions
would be better. An integer can represent units of some currency or
fractions thereof. For example, an integer can represent thousandths
of a cent if desired.

The, separating presentation from computation, a separate object can
have the responsibility for printing the value multiple ways. This
like separating a Date value from how the date is printed.

I don't see the advantage of using floating point and then
encapsulating a lot of round off rules in another class.

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