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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These are, for instance, financial and business applications that even require decimal arithmetic by law [3].
Therefore, new efficient algorithms have to be investigated, and providing hardware support for decimal arithmetic is becoming more and more a topic of interest.
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.
Certainly, it should have the ability to perform decimal arithmetic. Certainly, it should provide support for both report generation and GUI creation.
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.