Hi Lua list!

`I would like to use Lua in a "financial" context, where using
``"doubles" for floating point decimal numbers is not enough regarding
``to precision.
``Indeed, dealing with large monetary values may trigger overflows in
``the calculations... I certainly do not want this to happen.
`

`Is there a way, using the LNUM patch, to circumvent this? I have
``thought about using an int64 for numbers and associating a second
``number to indicate where the decimal point is located. Another
``option would be to use BCD like some databases do (ORACLE for
``instance) to deal with arbitrary precision decimals.
`

`What do you think? Is LNUM the way to go (with some improvements),
``or should I instead use some available BCD library? (or implement it
``by myself).
`
Thanks for any insight.
Aladdin
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