pc – programmer's calculator|
pc [ –n ]|
Pc is an arbitrary precision integer calculator with a special
emphasis on supporting two's complement bit operations and working
with different number bases. |
Pc reads input statements which are either expressions or control statements. Multiple statements in one line can be separated by semicolons. Pc prints the value of all expressions that are not terminated by a semicolon.
Pc can be run non–interactively by using the –n switch. In this case no input prompt is printed.
Expressions can use the C–like operators
The $ operator performs sign extension. n$x truncates x to n bits and sign extends. If n is omitted, it is inferred from the highest set bit (the result is always ≤ 0 in this case).
Variables can be defined using =. The builtin variable @ always refers to the last printed result.
Numbers can use the prefixes 0b (binary), 0 (octal), 0d (decimal)
and 0x (hexadecimal). _ in numbers can be added for readability
and is ignored.
Control statements are always evaluated with default input base
With the input base set to 16, terms such as ABC are ambiguous.
They are interpreted as numbers only if there is no function or
variable of the same name. To force interpretation as a number,
use the 0x prefix. |
Arbitrary bases should be supported, but are not supported by
the mp(2) string functions.
Pc first appeared in 9front (August, 2016).|