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Re: How do we test the IBM ieee754 math library?
> Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 16:52:21 -0800
> From: "H . J . Lu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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> On Sun, Nov 25, 2001 at 04:26:25PM -0800, Geoff Keating wrote:
> > >
> > > This may not be worthwhile trying to fix except to ask what
> > > computer these programs were developed on or what computers they have
> > > actually been tested on. Evidently the code is intolerant of IEEE
> > > flaws so there are going to be various systems on which it dosn't work
> > > properly.
> > Well, not that many. Powerpc, sparc, ia64, hppa, and alpha should all
> > be fine, as should any target that uses soft-float; all those are
> > strict IEEE. I think s/390 is also strict IEEE. That leaves m68k,
> > which I understand is also OK for IEEE arithmetic, and x86.
> glibc also supports arm, cris, mips and sh.
I believe these are normally soft-float.
- Geoffrey Keating <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>