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#### Simon

odd on two accounts. For one, it is a binary exponent value, but the

other number is hexadecimal. Why not make them both hexadecimal? You

really don't lose anything...you just have to shift your radix point a

bit. This just seems confusing as it is.

The other is even stranger. The binary exponent value is actually

represented in decimal. What is decimal doing here? Isn't it

satisfied already being the only choice so far even though it

introduces round off errors and results in a less elegant compiler

implementation? Decimal is like a virus that decays elegance,

simplicity, and happiness.

Cheers

Simon