[cc65] IEEE vs nonstandard floats

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From: David Holz (davidh_at_otterspace.com)
Date: 2003-03-09 22:46:07

What would cc65 gain by having IEEE standard FP notation as opposed to a
custom one that ran faster on the 6502?  The only one that I could think of
would be read/write compatibility with files that export floating point in
binary files which isn't that common.

NaN and infinite also don't show up in Posix C programs without tossing a
SIGFPE signal do they?  If not, they don't need to be handled with special
code which can tighten up the FP library and make it easier to implement.

White Flame (aka David Holz)

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