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From: Matt Austern (austern_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-07 12:15:22

On Sun, 7 Nov 2004 12:13:27 +0100, Thorsten Ottosen <nesotto_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> "Paul A Bristow" <pbristow_at_[hidden]> wrote in message

> I don't have a good answer to this. Do all reasonable desctop compilers
> actually
> go for IEEE 754?

No. (But the issue isn't so much whether a compiler is IEEE-754
compliant, but whether the architecture itself it.) 'float' and
'double' are usually IEEE-754 compliant, but it's very common for
'long double' not to be. There are some popular platforms where the
long double format is just plain weird.


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