BCD (Binary Coded Decimal) Needs Your Input
As you know, we are adding many new features to REBOL these days. One feature that is high on our list is a BCD (binary coded decimal) datatype.
While REBOL's native DECIMAL datatype (based on 64-bit IEEE floating point) is good for scientific applications, BCD is better for banks, stock brokers, merchants, insurance companies, and other financial institutions that require precise numeric processing.
In order to add BCD, we could use some input from the REBOL community. We want to use an existing BCD library (in source form), rather than write our own. The library needs to meet these requirements:
If such a BCD library is free (e.g. BSD license), that's fine. If it requires a small, one-time licensing fee, that is ok too. If it is GNU, then it is probably not something we can use unless the author is open to a separate licensing agreement.
Send your ideas to me at the feedback above or post them to the BCD group in the REBOL3 AltME World. Thanks.