Extracting bit fields from an IEEE-784 float

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Mon Jul 30 22:50:44 CEST 2012


In article <jv6ab7$jne$1 at reader1.panix.com>,
 Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:

> I imagine that VAXes running Unix went extinct in the wild long before
> VAXes running VMS.

Of course they did.  VMS is all about vendor lock-in.  People who 
continue to run VAXen don't do so because they're wedded to the 
hardware.  They do so because they're wedded to some specific VMS 
application (and the business processes which depend on it).



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