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Re: The perennial i386 floating-point rounding issue...


Stephen L Moshier wrote:
> 
> > Or, maybe we are just required to recommend the user set the 64 bit
> > rounding mode thang?
> 
> Or maybe we should offer a way to set it ourselves.
> 
> Some years ago one of the Next people implemented a way for gcc to
> keep track of the fpu precision setting.  I don't know how well it worked
> then or how practical it would be now, but I think many users would
> be happier if double meant double and long double meant long double.

You mean the -ffppc flag?  It's still around in Apple's 2.95 hacks,
but so far nobody has wanted to try rewriting it for 3.1 (nor has
anybody asked for it - let sleeping dogs lie :-) ).

Stan


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