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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.
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"... The article surveys the state of arithmetic in TEX and METAFONT, suggests that they could usefully be extended to support floatingpoint arithmetic, and shows how this could be done with a relatively small effort, without loss of the important feature of ..."
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The article surveys the state of arithmetic in TEX and METAFONT, suggests that they could usefully be extended to support floatingpoint arithmetic, and shows how this could be done with a relatively small effort, without loss of the important feature of
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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.