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Re: Changing x87 precision to full 63bit as default

Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost> writes:

> Old binaries will get the same FPU environment as before. If they are
> using either fenv.h, volatile or FLT_EVAL_METHOD, they will adjust correctly
> on recompile.

There is an application which requires 53 bit precision on some specific
double operation (for example, pkgsrc/lang/gauche; if interested, see
the comment in Scm_GetDouble() in src/number.c).

Does double (not long double) operation on i386-port still done in 53
bit precision after your change?

Otherwise, what is the preferred way to keep the behavior?


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