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Re: crash building in groff

On Fri, 09 Jan 2009 16:59:19 -0500
Brad Parker <brad%heeltoe.com@localhost> wrote:

> yes, I think it is using the IEEE version, but why should it
> "obviously" fail?
Because the VAX (1977) predates IEEE 754 floating point (1985) by
almost a decade. So, obviously, the VAX uses its own FP format. This
leads to errors with software that asumes "all the FP in the world is
IEEE 754 FP and there is nothing else then IEEE 754 FP".

> I don't have 4.4 handy.
It should be in CVS as NetBSD is based on 4.4BSD.


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