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CORBA::omniORB::Fixed

CORBA::omniORB::Fixed - Fixed point arithmetic for CORBA.

use CORBA::omniORB::Fixed; $a = new CORBA::Fixed "+123454", 3 print $a + 1.0 # produces "+124.454"

CORBA::omniORB::Fixed implements arithmetic operations on fixed point numbers. It is meant to be used in conjuction with the CORBA::omniORB module, but could conceivable be useful otherwise. Note that the file is called `CORBA::omniORB::Fixed`

, but it implements the generic package `CORBA::Fixed`

.

Internally, numbers are as represented as a pair of a `Math::BigInt`

multiple precision integer, and a integer scale. (positive or negative).

Addition, subtraction, and multiplication are carried out precisely. For adddition and subtraction, of two numbers with scales `s1`

and `s2`

, the resulting scale is `MAX(s1,s2)`

. For multiplication the resulting scale is `s1+s2`

.

Division is carried out to 31 decimals places, with additional digits truncated without rounding.

`CORBA::omniORB::Fixed`

Aside from overloaded

`+`

,`-`

,`*`

,`/`

`<=`

> and`""`

operations,`CORBA::omniORB::Fixed`

provides the following methods:new STRING SCALE

Given a string (as suitable for input to

`Math::BigInt`

), and a scale, create a fixed-point value with the digits and sign of STRING, and the scale SCALE.from_string STRING

Create a CORBA::Fixed object from a string according to the rules in the CORBA manual for fixed literals. That is, the scale is given by the number of digits to the right of the decimal point,

ignoring trailing zeros. If the number has no non-zero digits to the right of the decimal point, the scale will be the negative of the number of trailing zeros to the left of the decimal point.to_digits ( NDIGITS, SCALE )

Gives the digits (with a leading

`+`

or`-`

sign) of the the object's value, rounded to the SCALE, and padded to NDIGITS.

Owen Taylor <otaylor@gtk.org>

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