wish: optimize (x > 0.) floating point comparison.

N8TM@aol.com N8TM@aol.com
Sat Sep 26 15:59:00 GMT 1998


In a message dated 9/26/98 2:43:31 PM Pacific Daylight Time, root@ihack.net
writes:

> > Incorrect.  Motorola uses a 96-bit format with different precision.
>  
>  Don't let the 96-bit length fool you.  It's really the same format,
>  but with 16 bits wasted (for alignment purposes, I assume).
>  
Thanks for the confirmation.  Intel, of course, lets you pack the 80-bit
quantities in memory, or use 128 bits, with 48 bits wasted (unless you have a
special use for them), for better performance alignment.



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