somewhat OT: the return of decimal mode

Fred Cisin cisin at
Wed Oct 11 12:37:41 CDT 2006

> On 10/10/2006 at 5:59 PM Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> >Of course it's not decimal mode the way, say, a 6502 would do it but it's
> >interesting to see a major architecture bring back non-binary-based
> >operations (in this case base 10 calculations to avoid precision
> difficulties).
On Tue, 10 Oct 2006, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> I don't understand what the hubbub is about.   Can anyone explain for me?

Has somebody invented Binary Coded Decimal?

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