[RFA] Add some VAX floating point formats to floatformat.[ch]

Jan-Benedict Glaw jbglaw@lug-owl.de
Mon Aug 22 16:07:00 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2005-08-22 13:00:26 +0100, Nick Clifton <nickc@redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> >>>+  /* VAX byte order.  */
> >>>+  floatformat_vax
> >>
> >>I think that having a more descriptive comment for the VAX byte order
> >>would be helpful.  eg describing the layout of 1.2345678e10 as is done
> >>with the other entries in this enum.
> >
> >Could do that, although it wouldn't be particular useful.  VAX is not quite
> >IEEE, so the bytes will be completely different, not just shuffled around.
> Ok well then how about the comment containing a quick precis of the VAX 
> format.  I am sure that various people will be interested to read it.

That's actually quite simple: transcribe the nice pictures in the VAX
Architecture Reference Manual into ASCII art and give a specific example
for one number.


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