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> I'd really appreciate it if Javascript had a native decimal number type like that.

Was proposed in the late 90's Mike Cowlishaw but the rest of the standards committee would have none of it.

A new proposal for adding arbitrary-precision Decimal support to JavaScript is being presented at TC39 this week.

Proposal: https://github.com/littledan/proposal-bigdecimal

Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qceGOynkiypIgvv0Ju8u...

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