From: troy d. straszheim (troy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-18 11:06:10
On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 07:44:13AM -0800, Robert Ramey wrote:
> troy d. straszheim wrote:
> > 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. :)
> I would expect that if one want's an ebcidc-?archive one would use
> the text archive with a stream that in turn uses an ebcidc code_cvt facet.
> Note this is how unicode (UTF-8) is implemented in the xml_?archives.
> Robert Ramey
I should know better than to try to make jokes about this kind of thing.