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# fixed point arithmetic

Calculation using packed numbers
(data type
`p`

). Is calculated with an internal accuracy of 31 or (if not sufficient) 63
places.
Decimal places are rounded commercially, if necessary. Places before the
decimal point are never lost if a calculation is completed successfully. As a
program attribute,
fixed point arithmetic determines whether for numbers of type
`p`

the decimal point is respected by operations or not. The disabling of this program attribute is obsolete.