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Re: new module 'float'

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: new module 'float'
Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 12:51:31 +0200
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James Youngman wrote:
> > <float.h> exists on all systems. But on BeOS the LDBL_* macros are wrong,
> > which causes gnulib's isnanl() to consider some finite values as being NaN,
> > which in turn breaks the *printf routines.
> This is useful information.  Do you think it might be worthwhile to
> include it as a comment somewhere in the software, too?    There are
> very many gnulib modules.  The reader will frequently need to ask "why
> might I need to use this module?".

You are right. Users want to know the answer to the question "why need I
gnulib if all I need is <float.h>?". The answer to this question is
answered in the documentation (not somewhere in comments). Look at


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