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Re: Kahan's Floating Point Test


On Wed, 30 May 2001 dewar@gnat.com wrote:

> generated by a C compiler being non-IEEE compliant. Yes, you might have
> some informal notions of what the mapping should be, but these notions
> are not in the C standard or in the IEEE754  standard.

C99 Annex F defines a mapping from IEC 60559 (formerly IEC 559, and
renumbered as 60559 to avoid confusing with ISO 559; also IEEE 754) to C.  
(Though Nick Maclaren has nasty things to say about the implementability
of most of the new floating point features in C99.)

-- 
Joseph S. Myers
jsm28@cam.ac.uk


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