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Re: IEEE floating point support for guile?

From: Jim Blandy
Subject: Re: IEEE floating point support for guile?
Date: 09 Nov 2000 17:32:25 -0500

Mikael Djurfeldt <address@hidden> writes:

> Mikael Djurfeldt <address@hidden> writes:
> > At any rate, it seems to me that also the case when floating-point
> > exceptions aren't generated can be useful.
> I've now spoken to a numerics guy.  He agrees that generating
> exceptions at division by zero would be a serious limitation.
> He confirms my own experience that it is common that you do
> computations where parts of the result are NaN:s or infinite values.
> He agreed that having the option to generate numerical exceptions
> could be useful during initial debugging of the program, but thinks
> that no exceptions should be the default behaviour.

Well.  So much for consensus.

Mikael, you and Chris work about ten minutes' walk from each other;
can you get together and put together an acceptable plan for this?

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