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.
DocumentationUser reference manual available from http://www.gnu.org/software/bc/manual/html_mono/bc.html
This is a GNU package:bc
released on 15 November 2000
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 December 2016.
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