Subject: Re: -mieee option
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/14/1999 10:44:46 (Chris G. Demetriou) writes:
> (I never tried when i was developing the code,
> because i basically have no clue whatsoever about floating point, and
> never had the time to learn.  8-)

Also worth noting: at the time, gcc didn't support the necessary bits
to do rounding and trapping modes right on the alpha.  (i.e. it wasn't
capable of generating code which software completion handlers could
sanely operate on.)  I wasn't going to go there, since, as noted, i am
_not_ the man when it comes to FP.

However, that's since been addressed.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.