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Re: [q-lang-users] [Chicken-users] Re: IEEE float arithmetic
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John Cowan |
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Re: [q-lang-users] [Chicken-users] Re: IEEE float arithmetic |
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Wed, 21 Jun 2006 00:49:34 -0400 |
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Albert Graef scripsit:
> But you want the code at least not to do any harm on systems with _no_
> IEEE floats. I'm not sure, but couldn't dividing by 0.0 on such systems
> kill your program with SIGFPE?
I don't know. I've never done serious floating-point work that
had to run on a non-IEEE system (everything I did on a PDP-8, PDP-11,
or pre-IEEE VAX was pretty much either integer-only or floats-as-integers,
as in most Basics).
> Another point is that division is a much more costly operation than
> adding and subtracting.
True.
> BTW, should I cc the Chicken list in this thread?
Might as well, though your postings might or might not go through.
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