At 10:30 AM -0400 15/6/00, David J.A. Koogler wrote:

>C/C++ programmers either have to
>implement their own fixed-point mechanism, or use floating-point. Most
>choose floating-point and their calculations suffer round-off errors.
>It is always funny watching a C/C++ team defend their implementation
>when the auditors discover the discrepencies. Its takes lots of special
>code to avoid the round-off errors, something most C/C++ programmers
>seldom implement.

Here's my prediction...

        the round off requirements will be changed to meet the
        C/C++/Java implementations.

Given the proliferation of business/internet software that don't even
realise that there is a problem,legislators will be faced with a fait-accompli,
and will accept the status quo.