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From: Martin Bonner (martin.bonner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-04 07:28:34

From: Paul A Bristow
> From: Alexander Nasonov
>> I have not get a chance to study the subject yet but I wonder why
>> don't you just set a precision to some huge number, say 32767 or
> This would be hugely wasteful as it would convert everything with
> 32767 decimal digits, of which, even with 256-bit floating point,
> 32267 digits would be noise!

<Nit>That implies 500 decimal digits would be non-noise. Actually the
formula suggests that a 256 bit mantissa would only need 79 decimal

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