Subject RE: [ib-support] Re: IB dumber than a $5 calculator
Author Wilson, Fred
BTW, for what it's worth, under FB1.0 (W2000), dialect 1 database

select (3 / 10) * 3.333 from rdb$database;

Fred Wilson
SE, Bell & Howell

-----Original Message-----
From: alex_vnru [mailto:ded@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 8:58 AM
Subject: [ib-support] Re: IB dumber than a $5 calculator

--- In ib-support@y..., Paul Reeves <paul@f...> wrote:
> The problem arises when division is carried out on integers.
> For intance,
> select (3 / 10) * 3.333 from rdb$database;
> =====================
> 0.000

Paul, many languages have (not shure in my English here) integer
operators (MUL, DIV, MOD) and common arithmetic ones. Don't you think
that implantating special operators for integer arithmetic and forcing
common operators to work on floating point rules in dialect 3 of FB
you will stop Numeric Wars and everyone will do exactly what he want?

Best regards, Alexander V.Nevsky.

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