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Re: [Maxima] Re: [Gcl-devel] float numbers in xmaxima 5.9 GCL

From: Raymond Toy
Subject: Re: [Maxima] Re: [Gcl-devel] float numbers in xmaxima 5.9 GCL
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 09:47:52 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) XEmacs/21.5 (celeriac, usg-unix-v)

>>>>> "Camm" == Camm Maguire <address@hidden> writes:

    Camm> gcl
    Camm> GCL (GNU Common Lisp)  (2.6.1) Thu Nov  6 16:23:13 UTC 2003
    Camm> Licensed under GNU Library General Public License
    Camm> Dedicated to the memory of W. Schelter

    Camm> Use (help) to get some basic information on how to use GCL.

    >> most-positive-short-float

    Camm> 3.402823S38

    >> most-positive-long-float

    Camm> 1.7976931348623157E308


Do you know why gcl (apparently?) makes short-float the
same as IEEE single-precision and single-float and double-float are
the same as IEEE double-precision?  For a long time, I didn't even
know gcl had short-float.  I assumed it only had one kind of
float. :-)


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