Extracting bit fields from an IEEE-784 float
dickinsm at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 18:14:32 CEST 2012
On Monday, July 30, 2012 3:16:05 PM UTC+1, Grant Edwards wrote:
> 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.
For current hardware, there's also IBM big iron: the IBM System z10 apparently has hardware support for IBM's hexadecimal floating-point format in addition to IEEE 754 binary *and* decimal floating-point. But IIUC, a typical Linux installation on one of these machines uses the IEEE 754 stuff, not the hexadecimal bits. So unlikely to be an issue for Python.
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