[kaffe] Re: more on float_min and underflow

Riccardo zuse at libero.it
Tue Jul 13 12:35:30 PDT 2004

As a curiosity you can read you can read:

n Interview with the Old Man of Floating-Point [1]

from which I cite

    "Programming languages new  ( Java )  and old  ( Fortran ),  and 
their     compilers,  still lack competent support for features of  IEEE 
754  so     painstakingly provided by practically all hardware nowadays.  
S.A.N.E.,     the  Standard Apple Numerical Environment  on old  MC680x0-
based  Macs     is the main exception.  Programmers seem unaware that  
IEEE 754  is a     standard for their programming environment,  not just 
for hardware."  


[1] http://cch.loria.fr/documentation/IEEE754/wkahan/754story.html

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