## 0.E0 ???

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Hmmm . . .

Recently encountered COMPUTE A = ((B + C) * D) * ((E / F) - G) + 0.E0

What is the significance/purpose/benefit of 0.E0 ?

In advance - thanks.

Recently encountered COMPUTE A = ((B + C) * D) * ((E / F) - G) + 0.E0

What is the significance/purpose/benefit of 0.E0 ?

In advance - thanks.

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In COBOL, 0.E0 is a numeric literal that represents the value of 0.0 in scientific notation 1. Scientific notation is a way of expressing numbers that are too large or too small to be conveniently written in decimal form. It is commonly used in scientific and engineering calculations. The letter E in 0.E0 stands for exponent. In this case, the exponent is 0, which means that the value of 0.E0 is equal to 0 multiplied by 10 to the power of 0, which is 1 1.

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https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8512009/cobol-...

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I don't think that he was asking what it was, rather what the purpose of it was. i.e. why is it there.

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