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Subject: Re: [boost] [math] Support for libquadmath/ __float128
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-25 05:16:21

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of John Maddock
> Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 9:22 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] [math] Support for libquadmath/ __float128
> > So this means that the suffixes L and l are the "longest"
> > floating-point suffixes supported by the language and that the
> > suffixes Q and q are non-portable language extensions. Is this right?
> Correct.
> > So the only way to add Q or q suffixes would be to find a way to query
> > the environment if it is supported. I wonder if GCC with
> > --enable-libquadmath has a kind of query for this.
> I haven't found one - gcc-4.7.2 has all sorts of __SIZEOF_XXX__ defines for every last type
> __float128 and __float80 :-(

It won't help now, but is 'more precise types' an issue to raise with WG21 for the next C++

Or is Multiprecision the way to go?


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