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Re: What to do about libidn?
On Fri, 11 Nov 2016, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> Is libdfp still an add-on?
> It looks like in 2009 they converted to a stand-alone library.
> I reviewed IEEE 754-2008 and found that we do require some DFP support
> to fully implement the standard, which means if we did adopt libdfp code
> we would do so directly and not as an add-on, so there would be no add-on
> requirement there.
A language may choose which IEEE formats to support. The C bindings allow
an implementation to support IEEE 754 for binary, decimal or both.
DFP support in glibc would look rather different from both stand-alone
libdfp and add-on libdfp (for example, through integrating DFP support
into <bits/mathcalls.h> rather than having separate headers with DFP
Joseph S. Myers