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Subject: Re: [boost] Specific-Width Floating-Point Typedefs
From: Christopher Kormanyos (e_float_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-28 18:11:53

>> But would welcome comments from Boosters to help >> us improve this proposal. > Personally I've grown used to assume float is float32_t and > double is  float64_t, but it could be useful to have proper > typedefs for this. Thank you for your comments, Mathias. For sure, I wish it were that simple. It sounds simple enough, but it's really a multifaceted issue. In my microcontroller and numerical travels, I have used * native float with 24 and 32 bits * native double with 32, 64, 80, and 128 bits * native long double with 64, 80, and 128 bits It's a nightmare! And just when you think you wrote some good code for double, it doesn't run somewhere because double is all of a sudden float. We are aiming at portability improvements here. Sincerely, Chris.

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