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Old 2005-09-12, 22:05   #4
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Heh, the Intel x87 FPU supported loading and storing an 80-bit packed decimal format (10-byte, 1 sign byte and 18 digits with the remaining 9 bytes), and consequently to this day so does any modern x86 processor. The internal register representation is the standard one though. Well, standard Intel "extended-precision double".
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