proposed language change to int/int==float (was: PEP0238 lament)

Bruce Sass bsass at freenet.edmonton.ab.ca
Mon Jul 30 21:49:15 CEST 2001


On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, Tim Peters wrote:
> [Bengt Richter]
> > I wonder what it would take to rewrite it to take real advantage
> > of IEEE754.
<...>
> It would much easier to take advantage of 754 by simulating fp entirely in
> software, avoiding the platform HW and C fp facilities entirely.

..and best to do that, then provide a compile time switch so platforms
which have a maintainer for this sorta thing can take advantage of the
HW implementation.


- Bruce





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