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From: Gabriel Dos Reis (Gabriel.Dos-Reis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-21 09:29:22

John Max Skaller <skaller_at_[hidden]> writes:


| The LIA-FP model isn't quite applicable here: it is intended
| to model various hardware, emphasising _discovery_ of the rounding
| mode used, and dynamically setting the mode of the hardware
| (since that is often possible).

Untrue. The LIA model does not require a dynamic setting and nor does
emphasize discovery. That setting can be part of the properties of the
floattint point datatype. It is more flexible than the
characterization you're giving.

Here, we're designing from scratch and we need to be careful about
mischaracterizations. It does not serve any purpose to try to isolate
`numerical' programming as opposed to what-ever-you-like programming.

-- Gaby

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