Bc is an arbitrary precision numeric processing language. Syntax is similar to C, but differs in many substantial areas. It supports interactive execution of statements. Bc is a utility included in the POSIX P1003.2/D11 draft standard. Since the POSIX document does not specify how bc must be implemented, this version does not use the historical method of having bc be a compiler for the dc calculator. This version has a single executable that both compiles the language and runs the resulting `byte code'. The byte code is not the dc language.
Author: The GNU Project <gnu [at] gnu [dot] org>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Build time (on reference hardware): 2123% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.33 MB, 21 files
Dependencies (build time detected): autoconf automake bash binutils bzip2 ccache coreutils diffutils dpkg findutils flex gcc glibc grep linux-header m4 make mktemp ncurses net-tools patch perl readline sed sysfiles tar texinfo
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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