Extracting bit fields from an IEEE-784 float

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Mon Jul 30 16:16:05 CEST 2012


On 2012-07-30, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:

> 1) Are there any known implementations or platforms where Python floats 
> are not C doubles? If so, what are they?

And the question you didn't ask: are there any platforms where a C
double isn't IEEE-754?

The last ones I worked on that where the FP format wasn't IEEE were
the DEC VAX and TI's line if 32-bit floating-point DSPs.  I don't
think Python runs on the latter, but it might on the former.

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