Subject: Re: -mieee option
To: None <,>
From: Ross Harvey <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/14/1999 23:37:28
> From: "Erik E. Fair" <>
> ::: [ 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.