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Subject: Re: [boost] Specific-Width Floating-Point Typedefs
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-28 10:01:24

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Bjorn Reese
> Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:58 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Specific-Width Floating-Point Typedefs
> On 2013-03-28 13:28, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> > There has recently been some discussion on improving portability of programs using
> A common use case for fixed-length floats that you do not mention explicitly in your document is
> 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.
> [1]
> [2]

Thanks - this is indeed another use case that we will reference.
> PS: Many of the links in the html document are broken.

Thanks too for reporting this - missing files now added to SVN and committed.


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