Subject: Re: -mieee option
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Ross Harvey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/14/1999 23:37:28
> From: "Erik E. Fair" <email@example.com>
> ::: [ pentium bug ]
The pentium bug wasn't about the last digit of a computation that is probably
about to underflow to zero anyway. It was an error in the 5'th significant
figure of an operation that was supposed to have 17 significant figures.
> I just want the right answer from dc and bc when I do simple arithmetic.
The bc(1) and dc(1) systems do not use floating point arithmetic at all. Hardly
anything in NetBSD does.