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Re: rs6000 LDBL_MAX converts to infinity
Alan Modra <email@example.com> writes:
> Since you reckon LDBL_MAX ought to change, perhaps you'd like to submit
> a patch. :)
Well, if you want to wait on me, go ahead. I won't have time to do it
for a while though.
(Perhaps there's a subtext that this is somehow my bug. It isn't really.
I didn't change the value of LDBL_MAX or the range of values that are
rounded to infinity. I simply changed the representation of the infinity
so that it had the canonical form.)
>> Indeed, SGI's float.h definition of LDBL_MAX is:
>> == 0x1.FFFFFFFFFFFFF7FFFFFFFP1023L. Try a higher number and MIPSpro cc
>> reports an error.
> Curious. I'd have expected 0x1.FFFFFFFFFFFFF7FFFFFFFFFFFF8P1023L
Oops, I just instincitively added 8 digits. Too used to 64-bit
integer constants. ;)