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How to read floating point numbers accurately
 Proceedings of PLDI ’90
, 1990
"... Converting decimal scientific notation into binary floating point is nontrivial, but this conversion can be performed with the best possible accuracy without sacrificing efficiency. 1. ..."
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Converting decimal scientific notation into binary floating point is nontrivial, but this conversion can be performed with the best possible accuracy without sacrificing efficiency. 1.
25 years of TEX and METAFONT: Looking back and looking forward: TUG 2003 keynote address
 TUGBOAT
, 2004
"... TEX has lasted longer than many other computer software technologies. This article reviews some of the history of TEX and METAFONT, how they have come to be used in practice, and what their impact has been on document markup, the Internet, and publishing. TEX has several design deficiencies that lim ..."
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TEX has lasted longer than many other computer software technologies. This article reviews some of the history of TEX and METAFONT, how they have come to be used in practice, and what their impact has been on document markup, the Internet, and publishing. TEX has several design deficiencies that limit its use and its audience. We look at what TEX did right, and with 25 years of hindsight, what it did wrong. We close with some observations about the challenges ahead for electronic representation of documents.
Domain Modelling: Resource Management Strategics, Tactics & Operations Decision Support and Algorithmic Software  A Contribution to Programming Methodology
"... In this contribution to the symposium in honour of Tony Hoare, marking his retirement from Oxford University, we examine and illustrate programming methodological issues of domain modelling  an activity we see as logically, if not temporally, preceeding those of requirements engineering and softw ..."
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In this contribution to the symposium in honour of Tony Hoare, marking his retirement from Oxford University, we examine and illustrate programming methodological issues of domain modelling  an activity we see as logically, if not temporally, preceeding those of requirements engineering and software design. We identify such method principles and techniques as domain perspective, intrinsics, support technology, rules & regulations and human behaviour modelling. The main body of the paper is an exmaple. That example allows us to illustrate four different things: (i) domain modelling, (ii) strategic, tactical and operational resource management, (iii) an interface between computing science and operations research, and (iv) a spectrum of software: From decision support software to algorithmic software.
New directions in floatingpoint arithmetic
"... Abstract. This article briefly describes the history of floatingpoint arithmetic, the development and features of IEEE standards for such arithmetic, desirable features of new implementations of floatingpoint hardware, and discusses workinprogress aimed at making decimal floatingpoint arithmetic ..."
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Abstract. This article briefly describes the history of floatingpoint arithmetic, the development and features of IEEE standards for such arithmetic, desirable features of new implementations of floatingpoint hardware, and discusses workinprogress aimed at making decimal floatingpoint arithmetic widely available across many architectures, operating systems, and programming languages.
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"... TEX has lasted longer than many other computer software technologies. This article reviews some of the history of TEX and METAFONT, how they have come to be used in practice, and what their impact has been on document markup, the Internet, and publishing. TEX has several design deficiencies that lim ..."
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TEX has lasted longer than many other computer software technologies. This article reviews some of the history of TEX and METAFONT, how they have come to be used in practice, and what their impact has been on document markup, the Internet, and publishing. TEX has several design deficiencies that limit its use and its audience. We look at what TEX did right, and with 25 years of hindsight, what it did wrong. We close with some observations about the challenges ahead for electronic representation of documents.