[patch 2/2] Wrap-up expression support for DFP.

Eli Zaretskii eliz@gnu.org
Sat Dec 29 12:53:00 GMT 2007

> From: Thiago Jung Bauermann <bauerman@br.ibm.com>
> Cc: gdb-patches@sourceware.org
> Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 02:33:07 -0200
> I couldn't find an appropriate place to put these in the manual, so I
> went ahead and created a new sub-section, under "Examining Data". What
> do you think?

I think a better place is in the "C and C++" section.  These are C/C++
data types, aren't they?

> +There are two encodings in use, depending on the architecture: BID (Binary
> +Integer Decimal) for x86 and x86-64, and DPD (Densely Packed Decimal) for
> +PowerPC. GDB will use the appropriate encoding for the configured target.

PLease use "@value{GDBN}" instead of a literal "GDB".

> +Because of a limitation in libdecnumber, the library used by @value{GDBN}

"libdecnumber" is a file name, so it should have the @file markup.

> +point computations, error checking in decimal float operations ignore underflow,


Other than these comments, the patch is okay to go in (as a subsection
of the "C and C++" section.


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