Subject: Re: PERL and NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA
To: John F. Woods <>
From: [This is my bacque pas, this is my faux pas] <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/11/1997 18:53:13
But since it's been fixed and is now quick as well, why "fix" it in such
a horrific manner?

"John F. Woods" sez:
 * I would argue that better code would be
 * 	if (hx == 0x3ff00000 && lx == 0) return atan(y); /* x=1.0 */
 * Yes, this will be just a bit slower on machines which punish branching.  But
 * it would never have gotten broken and (quickly) returned wrong answers.

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