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Re: Draft "Unsafe fp optimizations" project description.


dewar@gnat.com wrote:

> Of course, in practice the distribution of floating-point numbers seen
> in real programs is nothing like uniform.

Well, I wasn't ready to take on this problem, because it could even turn
an unbiased error into a biased one ...

> In addition, in many architectures, and in particular on the x86, you
> are using extra precision and range for intermediate computations, and
> in this case, the number of overflow cases is drastically reduced.

Good point - I didn't consider that possibility.

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