Re: Classic RW

From: Robert Wagner (robert_at_wagner.net.yourmammaharvests)
Date: 09/01/04


Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 01:38:57 GMT

On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 23:07:54 -0500, "William M. Klein"
<wmklein@nospam.netcom.com> wrote:

>"In computing, a fixed-point number representation is a real data type for a
>number that has a fixed number of digits after the decimal (or binary or
>hexadecimal) point. For example, a fixed-point number with 4 digits after the
>decimal point could be used to store numbers such as 1.3467, 281243.3234 and
>0.1000, but would round 1.0301789 to 1.0302 and 0.0000654 to 0.0001."

 How do you indicate a decimal point in a register? How do you
represent one in memory? Except for floating-point, computer
instructions don't know about decimal points; they operate on
integers.