V3 PATCH: IRIX configuration

Gabriel Dos Reis gdr@codesourcery.com
Mon Oct 30 09:23:00 GMT 2000

Mark Mitchell <mark@codesourcery.com> writes:

| >>>>> "Gabriel" == Gabriel Dos Reis <gdr@codesourcery.com> writes:
|     Gabriel> But it is true that there places (if I recall correctly)
|     Gabriel> where we're computing with double instead of long double
|     Gabriel> for a long double input precision. That is wrong and we
|     Gabriel> should fix it.
| That's what I was trying to say; I'm sorry I wasn't clear. 

Well, I went to bed and everything you said is clear to me now :-)
Sorry for the confusion.

| ... I think
| `abs' is one of those places; it used `cabs' before (and my patch will
| change it to use `hypot'), but it seems like we should have an
| overloaded version of either `cabs' or `hypot' so that we don't
| compute in `double' precision.

The whole src/complex?.cc stuff is messy.  I'll favor any patch that
will move those parts which can't work properly (actually nearly all
functions in src/complex.cc) into src/complexl.cc and using the
appropriate native functions where available. For example:

	// src/complexl.cc

	// assuming `cabsl' is defined by the hosting system.
	lond double
	abs(const complex<double>& __z)
	{ return cabsl(__z._M_value); }

I don't think we should overload `cabs'.

-- Gaby
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