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Add discussion of IEEE 754 to BigDecimal

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 17
    • Fix Version/s: 17
    • Component/s: core-libs
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      Description

      Subsequent to the IEEE 754-1985 standard referred to in the when Java was first released, revisions to IEEE 754 added support for decimal arithmetic and updated terminology around rounding mode and other existing features.

      The terminology of IEEE 754 decimal support, preferred exponent, etc. was modeled after the BigDecimal specification update done under JSR 13 (https://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=13).

      BigDecimal should be updated to describe how it differs from IEEE 754 decimal support.

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              darcy Joe Darcy
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              darcy Joe Darcy
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