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From: troy d. straszheim (troy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-18 10:17:40

On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 12:50:16PM -0000, Martin Bonner wrote:
> ----Original Message----
> From: troy d. straszheim [mailto:troy_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: 18 November 2005 11:41
> >
> > But floats and doubles are no problem. They have the same size and
> > layout whereever you are, and since you're just flipping bytes and
> > writing/loading binary, you don't have to worry about NaN or inf or
> > any of that, the archive remains blissfully ignorant.
> IBM format?
> VAX floating point? (Not forgetting that the VAX had TWO 64-bit floating
> point types :-)

You know, I think that text_oarchive is inappropriately named.
Clearly this is an ascii_oarchive, not to be confused with the
ebcdic_oarchive. :)


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