A use for integer quotients

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Tue Jul 24 19:20:50 CEST 2001


In article <mailman.995941042.7335.python-list at python.org>, Tim Peters wrote:
>[Bengt Richter]
>> This reminds me, is Python configurable to run on a platform with no
>> floating point support?
>
>Not directly, but it doesn't use fp extensively.  Support for
>complex numbers can be dropped via a preprocessor symbol, but
>we never build it that way so I wouldn't bet your life it still
>works <wink>.
>
>> With Linux being embedded all over the place, it seems like it
>> would come up.  Do the mini hand-helds (not to mention cell
>> phones) have floating point?
>
>Most small platforms have (software) FP emulation libraries.

Only if the designer decided that FP support is required.  I
run a couple different 32-bit platforms for which I've been
considering Python -- I doubt there would be FP support
available.

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