Converting IBM Floats..Help..

Anton Vredegoor anton at
Sat Mar 27 09:47:00 CET 2004

"John Roth" <newsgroups at> wrote:

>> Some time ago there was a question on this group about 4-byte IBM
>> floats, and maybe questions about other formats will follow in the
>> future. Here's a flexible -but possibly slow?- approach to handle
>> these kind of problems. It uses a stream of bytes (a file for example)
>> as input and returns a series of floats.
>There are only the two legacy formats. More recent
>IBM mainframes also support standard IEEE-488 floating
>point, which should provide no difficulty whatsoever in

No byte borders anymore. I'm redefining the world and you are still
talking about IBM-floats?


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