[TUHS] Etymology of bc(1)
dave at horsfall.org
Fri Sep 12 08:04:42 AEST 2014
On Thu, 11 Sep 2014, Warner Losh wrote:
> I?d always heard ?binary calculator? but I don?t have a good reference
> for that.
I've heard "binary" because it used binary arithmetic (and limited
precision), and "basic" because it was a lot simpler than "dc" (which I've
always thought was "decimal" calculator due to it using arbitrary
precision decimal arithmetic).
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