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Re: Is sysdeps/ieee754/dbl-64/e_remainder.c broken?
> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 16:01:53 -0800
> From: "H . J . Lu" <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
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> On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 03:41:06PM -0800, Geoff Keating wrote:
> > > I am considering to use the old IEEE math library for MIPS.
> > Wouldn't it be better to fix the new, better, library?
> The problem is it is very hard to do that on my MIPS box. That is why
> I wanted to use x86 for that purpose. I spent some time on the old IEEE
> math library and know it is reasonably decent. I don't want to waste
> my time on the IBM library if it is designed specifically for certain
> machines. If Linux/PPC is ok with the IBM library, it is very likely
> MIPS is not the machine the IBM library is designed for.
Perhaps it would be better to quickly port glibc to the powerpc or
MIPS simulator, and test on that? A lot of stuff won't work, of
course, but the math library isn't OS-dependent and all you'd really
need from the OS is printf().
- Geoffrey Keating <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>