Should the QC community formally adopt Decimal Floating Points?

The world needs to adopt a decimal floating point arithmetic standard, but as of right now, that is extremely difficult due to the prevalence of the IEEE 754 binary floating point standard.

I feel like the emerging field of quantum computing would actually be a very good opportunity to foster a decimal floating point arithmetic standard, and to promote its widespread adoption.


A very promising decimal floating point standard exists right now, but it's currently having some issues gaining some widespread traction.

[I have no relation to—or affiliation with—Douglas Crockford.]




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