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From: Ed Brey (brey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-25 12:19:17

From: "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]>
> > I feel your pain; I'd like to have the simpler interface, too. The
> > problem I see is that it is not possible for an implementer to
choose a
> > single best implementation for all users of the platform. Some
> > will want constant folding and some will want binary (i.e.
> > precision.
> In the same application?

Good question. I'm not really qualified to answer it, but if I would
pretend for a second that I am, I'd say that it doesn't seem too far
fetched to have an application that would generally want the
speed/convenience of constant folding, with a couple of algorithms here
and there that need maximum accuracy and are willing to pay the
speed/convenience price.

Pretenses aside, I'll happily defer to the wisdom of those with more
experience in this domain than me.

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