From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-19 02:58:46
On Nov 18, 2005, at 1:50 PM, 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
> point types :-)
In addition, to give just one example the Cray SV1 has 8 byte floats.