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Subject: Re: [boost] Any interest in bitstream class?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-06-30 04:08:51

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Mathias Gaunard
> Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 6:52 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Any interest in bitstream class?
> On 29/06/13 14:06, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> > The proposed typedef float128_t provides a standardized way to specify
> > quadruple-precision (Quadruple-precision floatingpoint format) in C++."
> I wish all compilers actually provided 128-bit floating-point.
> I suspect that even if this is accepted, a lot of implementations will not have that typedefs
> because they won't have float128 support.

In that case, using Boost.Multiprecision will probably be an option (if probably slower than a
hardware or hand-coded or compiler solution).

But I doubt this is the main use case for bitstreaming?


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