Subject: Re: [boost] [endian] Project not maintained
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-04-04 21:41:18
Gavin Lambert wrote:
> There's no particular reason why the library couldn't also contain
> conversions for some specific non-IEEE floating point format, if one is
> sufficiently popular or appears in well-known file formats such that it
> might be useful.
Yes in principle, but that's not the case for which I was arguing, it's the
opposite. I was discussing the scenario in which the file format contains
IEEE (little-endian, say) floats, and the platform's floats are not IEEE (as
opposed to merely not little endian).
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