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From: Johan Råde (rade_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-04 09:03:49

Peter Dimov wrote:
> Johan Råde wrote:
>> Does IEEE 754 allow a parity bit?
> In principle, IEEE 754 specifies value bits, not storage bits. There is no
> guarantee that storage bits represent value bits, they can (in theory) be
> encrypted or xor'ed with AA55. In practice, though, the 32 value bits of an
> IEEE 754 float do correspond to the 32 storage bits of a 32 bit unsigned
> integer.

Right now parity bits is a hypothetical probem.
Let's fix it if it becomes a real problem.

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