Joel VanderWerf wrote:
> IIRC, 68K arch has ABCD ("Add Binary-Coded Decimal") and friends.

Intel has some decimal-assist instructions, too, but I understand they 
are slower than decimally scaling binary integers, and have fallen by 
the wayside.

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