The Question is:
Im writing a program to add some offsets in. Is it possible to do math
adding/subtracting with decimals..
numbers like 1.2 + 3.5 = 4.7
because i can only get it to add whole numbers..
The Answer is :
Executable images (programs) written in most (all?) application
programming languages can certainly perform this task directly,
but DCL command proceedures cannot -- the DCL command interpreter
does not provide support for fractions, and programs requiring
fractions must use a bias (eg: times 10, in this case) or must
utilize the assistance of an executable image that can perform
the necessary factional mathematics for the DCL procedure.
The semantics and capabilities of individual programming languages
will vary, obviously.