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Re: non-IEEE754 float

On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 09:36:51AM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
 > > IBM has its own float format with FLT_RADIX=16.
 > > Only in 1998 they started offering IEEE754 float on the same hardware.
 > > Does NetBSD intend/does support this? is this something to keep in mind?
 > I'd say: worry about this when a port to the relevant hardware comes up.
 > The VAX pre-IEEE754 format is enough to deal with already, and will likely
 > provide a good guide when adding other non-754 formats later (if ever).

It matters because of whether scalbn == ldexp... (that was how this
came up)

David A. Holland

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