don't NaN & infinities hide FP errors

Jeff Epler jepler at unpythonic.net
Wed Nov 17 17:57:18 CET 2004


All you need to do is to contribute under the Python license, and
promise to maintain, a clearly high-quality, portable FP library and
associated test suite that will work on current and future platforms
(across instruction sets, CPU architectures, operating systems, and C
compilers), not produce a measurable slowdown in Python code compared to
platform doubles, and will never be worse (less accurate) than simply
using the platform's own maths.

Oh, and it would be bes if your code already has a proven track
record before you contribute it to Python.

Banging out a few inline assembler blocks for Pentium/gcc or
Pentium/MSVC++ is just not enough.

Jeff
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