[Numpy-discussion] Solaris Sparc build broken

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 00:11:46 EST 2009

On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 9:43 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >
> > Umm, PPC doesn't have ieee quad, it is an amalgam of two doubles.
> Good catch ! I added a new type define for this case, with the
> corresponding union.
> I have quickly tested it under rosetta, and it seems that
> npy_nextafterl gives a reasonable answer for the few values I have
> tried (i.e. the same as for a double).
I don't remember how PPC does it's arithmetic with the two doubles, but one
holds small values that are added to the other double, so I don't think it
can be just like a double in some circumstances. What's rosetta?

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