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Re: long double losing mantissa bits

On Tue 19 Jan 2021 at 22:16:32 +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
> It looks like you have an off-by-one error in your exponent handling.
> If you want to scale the fractional part into an integer, you need to
> multiply by 2^57, not by 2^56.

Thank you! Your analysis made me realise that I was miscounting the
bits, and assumed one too many. So several of the test values were a bit
too long and got rounded which confused me.

So I did change the multiplication to 2^57.  But the 2^56 was correct
for the final format, so I just used it to get the lsb for rounding
later, and then shifted it a bit right again.

Final result is at

Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert -- rhialto at falu dot nl
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