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Subject: Re: [boost] Specific-Width Floating-Point Typedefs
From: Bjorn Reese (breese_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-28 08:58:21

On 2013-03-28 13:28, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> There has recently been some discussion on improving portability of programs using floating-point.

A common use case for fixed-length floats that you do not mention
explicitly in your document is the exchange of floats over binary
network protocols, such as the Google Protocol Buffer [1] or Message
Pack [2]. Here the concern is not so much about the fidelity of
calculations, but rather to have a common binary representation of
floats. It may be worth adding this use case.


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