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From: Gabriel Dos Reis (gdr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-08 07:13:24

"Paul A. Bristow" <boost_at_[hidden]> writes:

| Anyone who needs to add a new one will also need to have
| the arbitrary high precision arithmetic package

Not necessarily.


| Can I also ask here for views on which are needed apart from the
| obvious IEEE 24, 53, and 64, and 106 and 112 and 128?

As explained earlier, if want to support long double, then you'll have
to leave IEEE-754 requirements anyway. And if the problem can be
solved for that datatype, then it can be solved for float and double
without the 24 and 53 bits requirements.

-- Gaby

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