algorism

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algorism

1. the Arabic or decimal system of counting
2. the skill of computation using any system of numerals
3. another name for algorithm
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Regarding decimal arithmetic in particular, I despair at the notion that such a capability should be added to a language (through either operator overloading or libraries) by application programmers.
Decimal arithmetic is the capability of manipulating numbers in two-decimal-point format, much as a human being does arithmetic on dollars and cents.
Since the Intel 80286 processor on the IBM PC AT provides no special support for decimal arithmetic, the weak results for DISPLAY and COMP-3 are to be expected.