Calculators on desktops (was Re: Octal)
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sat Sep 2 17:22:19 CDT 2006
> Lazy and inexperienced. The math doesn't need to be re-done in other
> bases. Bases are an input/output representation only...and as such,
Many classic handheld claculators use BCD internally (the HP41 certainly
does, for example). And I know of at least one calcuator program (I think
for a Palm, but as I don't have the device I can't be sure) that
certainly uses BCD artihmetic.
So 'bases' migth not just be an I/O thing.
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