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Subject: Re: Setting wording for bit manipulation for non-binary hardware
From: David Bakin (david_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-03-06 16:04:55


" Most computer hardware uses base 2" ... didn't we only *just *get to the
point where we finally insist that arithmetic be 2's-complement and are
happy about it?

On Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM Thiago Macieira via Std-Discussion <
std-discussion_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Saturday, 6 March 2021 11:34:36 PST Jason McKesson via Std-Discussion
> wrote:
> > This is the wrong mailing list for "should this be a proposal" type
> > things. You're looking for the "std-proposals" list.
> >
> > That being said, considering what I said above, you need an
> > explanation for why hardware that is base 6 can't implement the
> > standard as is.
>
> In other words, you may want to make the hardware first, which will lead
> you
> to think about how much existing software you want to run on it and how
> much
> to leave out.
>
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> Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
> Software Architect - Intel DPG Cloud Engineering
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