Subject: Re: bc and dc revisited.
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: None <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/10/2003 16:25:24
> On Nov 10, 2003, at 3:18 AM, <> wrote:
> > I have removed the limits that the old tools had (like 99 decimals)
> > and also taught it that modern machines has ints larger than 16 bits,
> > so it will now run as fast as the GNU tools.
> > I have not implemented all GNU options and switches that are available,
> > but it should be fully compliant with POSIX etc.
> >
> > The code can be gotten from 
> >
> > if someone want to look at it.
> Cool.  I think it would be great to eliminate more GPL.
> It would be cool if you had a regression suite for this.  Perhaps we 
> could just whatever regression suite GNU bc/dc has (there would not be 
> any GPL issues with the resulting program if we merely used a GPL'd 
> regression suite, since it is not linked into the resulting program).
Actually, to verify its functionality I used the tests from GNU bc.
I needed to do so because I was fiddling with its internals, and
it's generally a good idea to verify that it works afterwards :-)

-- Ragge