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Fix default float_t definition (bug 20855)

The default (top-level) version of bits/mathdef.h defines float_t to
double.  It is used on ColdFire, MicroBlaze, Nios II and SH3, all of
which define FLT_EVAL_METHOD to 0, so float_t should be float (and C11
requires a certain correspondence between these typedefs and

I proposed fixing this default in
<>, with no
objections from architecture maintainers, and this patch makes that
fix.  As noted in the NEWS entry added, this might affect the ABIs of
non-glibc libraries (ImageMagick has been mentioned in gcc-patches
discussion of the S/390 case - which is unaffected by this patch), but
as noted in my previous message, affected libraries would have
problems with -mfpmath=sse anyway on 32-bit x86.

A (compilation) testcase is added to verify the required
correspondence of typedefs to FLT_EVAL_METHOD values.  This test is
built with -fexcess-precision=standard to avoid any issues with GCC 7
on S/390 providing a more accurate FLT_EVAL_METHOD definition in the
default (no excess precision) mode.  (This will also be usable to test
a fix for the recently reported bug about these typedefs on x86_64
-mfpmath=387, as architecture-specific tests can be added that
#include this test but compile it with other options.)

It is entirely possible that the fixed default makes some
architecture-specific versions of bits/mathdef.h semantically
equivalent to the default version and so no longer required.  I don't
intend to investigate that separately from the refactoring I proposed
in <>, which
will create as few header variants as possible for each group of

Tested (compilation only) with

2016-11-23  Joseph Myers  <>

	[BZ #20855]
	* bits/mathdef.h (float_t): Define to float.
	* math/test-flt-eval-method.c: New file.
	* math/Makefile (tests): Add test-flt-eval-method.
	(CFLAGS-test-flt-eval-method.c): New variable.

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index b99fc69..6e256ae 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -65,6 +65,11 @@ Version 2.25
   - NaN functions: getpayload, getpayloadf, getpayloadl, setpayload,
     setpayloadf, setpayloadl.
+* On ColdFire, MicroBlaze, Nios II and SH3, the float_t type is now defined
+  to float instead of double.  This does not affect the ABI of any libraries
+  that are part of the GNU C Library, but may affect the ABI of other
+  libraries that use this type in their interfaces.
 * The functions strfromd, strfromf, and strfroml, from ISO/IEC TS 18661-1:2014,
   are added to libc.  They convert a floating-point number into string.
diff --git a/bits/mathdef.h b/bits/mathdef.h
index c5d5f8c..d557d08 100644
--- a/bits/mathdef.h
+++ b/bits/mathdef.h
@@ -22,10 +22,10 @@
 #if defined  __USE_ISOC99 && defined _MATH_H && !defined _MATH_H_MATHDEF
 # define _MATH_H_MATHDEF	1
-/* Normally, there is no long double type and the `float' and `double'
-   expressions are evaluated as `double'.  */
-typedef double float_t;		/* `float' expressions are evaluated as
-				   `double'.  */
+/* Expressions are evaluated with the range and precision of their
+   type.  */
+typedef float float_t;		/* `float' expressions are evaluated as
+				   `float'.  */
 typedef double double_t;	/* `double' expressions are evaluated as
 				   `double'.  */
diff --git a/math/Makefile b/math/Makefile
index a5b11e9..fe910ef 100644
--- a/math/Makefile
+++ b/math/Makefile
@@ -158,7 +158,7 @@ tests = test-matherr test-fenv atest-exp atest-sincos atest-exp2 basic-test \
 	test-fexcept test-fexcept-traps test-fesetexcept \
 	test-fesetexcept-traps test-fetestexceptflag test-femode \
 	test-femode-traps test-iszero-excess-precision \
-	test-iseqsig-excess-precision $(tests-static)
+	test-iseqsig-excess-precision test-flt-eval-method $(tests-static)
 tests-static = test-fpucw-static test-fpucw-ieee-static \
 	       test-signgam-uchar-static test-signgam-uchar-init-static \
 	       test-signgam-uint-static test-signgam-uint-init-static \
@@ -271,6 +271,7 @@ = -std=gnu++11
 CFLAGS-test-iszero-excess-precision.c = -fexcess-precision=standard
 CFLAGS-test-iseqsig-excess-precision.c = -fexcess-precision=standard
+CFLAGS-test-flt-eval-method.c = -fexcess-precision=standard
 # The -lieee module sets the _LIB_VERSION_ switch to IEEE mode
 # for error handling in the -lm functions.
diff --git a/math/test-flt-eval-method.c b/math/test-flt-eval-method.c
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..84706a5
--- /dev/null
+++ b/math/test-flt-eval-method.c
@@ -0,0 +1,65 @@
+/* Test evaluation method typedefs match FLT_EVAL_METHOD.
+   Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+   This file is part of the GNU C Library.
+   The GNU C Library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
+   modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
+   License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
+   version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
+   The GNU C Library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+   Lesser General Public License for more details.
+   You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
+   License along with the GNU C Library; if not, see
+   <>.  */
+#include <float.h>
+#include <math.h>
+#if FLT_EVAL_METHOD == -1
+/* Cannot test.  */
+typedef float_t my_float_t;
+typedef double_t my_double_t;
+#elif FLT_EVAL_METHOD == 0 || FLT_EVAL_METHOD == 16
+typedef float my_float_t;
+typedef double my_double_t;
+#elif FLT_EVAL_METHOD == 1
+typedef double my_float_t;
+typedef double my_double_t;
+#elif FLT_EVAL_METHOD == 2
+typedef long double my_float_t;
+typedef long double my_double_t;
+#elif FLT_EVAL_METHOD == 32
+typedef _Float32 my_float_t;
+typedef double my_double_t;
+#elif FLT_EVAL_METHOD == 33
+typedef _Float32x my_float_t;
+typedef _Float32x my_double_t;
+#elif FLT_EVAL_METHOD == 64
+typedef _Float64 my_float_t;
+typedef _Float64 my_double_t;
+#elif FLT_EVAL_METHOD == 65
+typedef _Float64x my_float_t;
+typedef _Float64x my_double_t;
+#elif FLT_EVAL_METHOD == 128
+typedef _Float128 my_float_t;
+typedef _Float128 my_double_t;
+#elif FLT_EVAL_METHOD == 129
+typedef _Float128x my_float_t;
+typedef _Float128x my_double_t;
+# error "Unknown FLT_EVAL_METHOD"
+extern float_t test_float_t;
+extern my_float_t test_float_t;
+extern double_t test_double_t;
+extern my_double_t test_double_t;
+/* This is a compilation test.  */
+#define TEST_FUNCTION 0
+#include "../test-skeleton.c"

Joseph S. Myers

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