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Re: real.c implementation
- From: dewar at gnat dot com (Robert Dewar)
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, steve at moshier dot net
- Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 22:06:04 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: real.c implementation
> They enable the flush to zero mode deliberately because it is faster
> than IEEE mode, or because they are running a VAX program. In those
> cases they don't want to use mieee.
No one wants to use -mieee in real life, it is a performance disaster.
It may be necessary for strict compliance in some situations, but from
a pragmatic point of view, it is really important that any compiler
work well in practice without -mieee.