Rationale for Fixed-Point and Floating-Point Computational Requirements for a Common Programming Language.
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INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV
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This paper discusses the considerations that led to the individual technical requirements for the numeric computation facilities for a common programming language for the Department of Defense DoD. Of five kinds of arithmetic considered, one floating-point and one form of fixed-point including integers were found to be appropriate for the common language. The implications of the various requirements for the language designers, the compiler-writer, the user, and the machine designer are considered. Author
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