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F.2 The Package Decimal

Static Semantics

1. The library package Decimal has the following declaration:
2. ```package Ada.Decimal is
pragma Pure(Decimal);
```
3. ```   Max_Scale : constant := implementation-defined;
Min_Scale : constant := implementation-defined;
```
4. ```   Min_Delta : constant := 10.0**(-Max_Scale);
Max_Delta : constant := 10.0**(-Min_Scale);
```
5. ```   Max_Decimal_Digits : constant := implementation-defined;
```
6. ```   generic
type Dividend_Type  is delta <> digits <>;
type Divisor_Type   is delta <> digits <>;
type Quotient_Type  is delta <> digits <>;
type Remainder_Type is delta <> digits <>;
procedure Divide (Dividend  : in Dividend_Type;
Divisor   : in Divisor_Type;
Quotient  : out Quotient_Type;
Remainder : out Remainder_Type);
pragma Convention(Intrinsic, Divide);
```
7. ```end Ada.Decimal;
```
8. Max_Scale is the largest N such that 10.0**(-N) is allowed as a decimal type's delta. Its type is universal_integer.
9. Min_Scale is the smallest N such that 10.0**(-N) is allowed as a decimal type's delta. Its type is universal_integer.
10. Min_Delta is the smallest value allowed for delta in a decimal_fixed_point_definition. Its type is universal_real.
11. Max_Delta is the largest value allowed for delta in a decimal_fixed_point_definition. Its type is universal_real.
12. Max_Decimal_Digits is the largest value allowed for digits in a decimal_fixed_point_definition. Its type is universal_integer.

Static Semantics

13. The effect of Divide is as follows. The value of Quotient is Quotient_Type(Dividend/Divisor). The value of Remainder is Remainder_Type(Intermediate), where Intermediate is the difference between Dividend and the product of Divisor and Quotient; this result is computed exactly.

Implementation Requirements

14. Decimal.Max_Decimal_Digits shall be at least 18.
15. Decimal.Max_Scale shall be at least 18.
16. Decimal.Min_Scale shall be at most 0.

NOTES

17. (1) The effect of division yielding a quotient with control over rounding versus truncation is obtained by applying either the function attribute Quotient_Type'Round or the conversion Quotient_Type to the expression Dividend/Divisor.

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