[texhax] why not floating-point?

Alexandru Scorpan ascorpan at math.ufl.edu
Thu Sep 16 19:17:30 CEST 2004

What about adding floating-point arithmetic support to TeX?

Motivation:  I understand that the main obstacle to implementing truly 
powerful graphic routines directly via TeX is that TeX cannot handle 
floating-point arithmetics.  While various external tricks are 
wonderful, they seem a bit unstable (eg the beauty of PostScripting via 
packages like eepic, that suddenly becomes unavailable when switching 
to pdfTeX).


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