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Shakes head slowly.

"But why would you ever have a need to display negative numbers
on the screen?"

It's just unreal.

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fairoriana
Jan. 25th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Uh.... tell them you'd like to keep your money in their bank!

I just got a similar head-scratcher:
Q: In the price field, you sent the following data for the credit: -25.3J712762 Does the price only have one decimal (-25.3), and the J is part of the user number, or is this a typo?
A: No this is not a typo. The binary format that it is stored in on the AS400 uses that code to identify that it is a negative value. We have placed the (-) in the front for your processing. The ( J ) represents a 1 and negative sign stored in the same bit.

Upgrade already, people! We're not gonna deal with your legacy system's wacked out idea of what a number is!
magicmarmot
Jan. 25th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
And here I thought it was the engineering equivalent of the square root of -1.

AS400. Lovely.
fairoriana
Jan. 25th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
Yuck!!!!
paperhands
Jan. 26th, 2005 06:44 am (UTC)
What in the world are you talking about?
magicmarmot
Jan. 26th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
It's a work rant. One of the designers working on the user interface designed it so that it can only display positive numbers.

Just another example of some of the incredibly dumb decisions that are made here.
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