One's complement - was Re: Rich kids are into COBOL

Al Kossow aek at
Sun Mar 1 18:08:28 CST 2015

> one's complement would be quite a headache to use correctly.

Extended precision arithmetic is a PITA on an 1's compliment machine

I have heard the argument that one of the reasons for going to 2's
compliment on short word length machines was because of that.

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