Numeric Formats

Question: Tell me about all the 9 usage clauses from comp to comp-9 ?
Veena

Answer: comp, comp-4 are binary eg 250 is stored as FA in one byte

comp-1 and comp-2 are different representations of floating point (I have never seen these used)

comp-3 is binary coded decimal eg 250 is stored as 250F in two bytes

comp-5 etc are just remappings of the above, I have never seen them used.

 

This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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