Re: [cc65] IEEE vs nonstandard floats

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From: Ullrich von Bassewitz (
Date: 2003-03-10 11:50:28

On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 09:46:57AM +0100, Tim Schürmann wrote:
> If you need a fast floating-point format, so what about radix-4 (Ok, i don't know
> how fast and small it could be implemented on a 8-Bit computer :) )?

This seems to be a misunderstanding. I don't need a fast floating point
format. What I've said was that I'm willing to consider an already existing
floating point library if hard numbers show that it is considerably faster
than a possible IEEE conformant implementation. 

It will probably not happen in the near future, but if I would have added
floating point, I would have written a IEEE compatible library without looking
at something else:-)



Ullrich von Bassewitz                        
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