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Interactive algebraic language

'Bc' is an arbitrary precision numeric processing language. Its syntax is similar to C, but differs in many substantial areas. It supports interactive execution of statements. 'Bc' is a utility included in the POSIX P1003.2/D11 draft standard. This version does not use the historical method of having bc be a compiler for the dc calculator (the POSIX document doesn't specify how bc must be implemented). This version has a single executable that both compiles the language and runs the resulting 'byte code.' The byte code is not the dc language.


User reference manual available from http://www.gnu.org/software/bc/manual/html_mono/bc.html

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version 1.06 (stable)
released on 15 November 2000


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

Phil Nelson Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/bc
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:bug-bc@gnu.org

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 February 2018.


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