OM Floats

Richard J. Fateman fateman at
Thu Jul 8 20:30:03 CEST 1999

the arguments for excluding bigfloats are just as valid for
excluding double-precision IEEE.  Namely, a string of
characters chosen from 0-9 or 0-F will have to undergo
encoding, base-conversion, and perhaps syntax checking before
a host computer can use the object as an internal number.
After all, the internal form is BINARY, not hex or dec.

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