Possible mistake in expf

ethereal@ethv.net ethereal@ethv.net
Fri Jun 12 17:07:00 GMT 2015

Hello everyone,

I believe I may have stumbled across a minor mistake in the expf()
implementation in newlib's libm.

newlib/libm/mathfp/sf_pow.c:99 [1] is:

> x = exp (t);

However, I don't see why the function exp should be used instead of
expf, as x itself is a single-precision float. At a quick glance I don't
see any reason why this would benefit greatly from the increased
precision the double-precision version of exp would provide, but I'm far
from an expert on this sort of thing. If someone could confirm or refute
my suspicions, that would be appreciated!


- ethereal


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