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Re: [PATCH perl@11683] IEEE float tweak for VMS

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Jarkko Hietaniemi
August 16, 2001 21:26
Re: [PATCH perl@11683] IEEE float tweak for VMS
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On Thu, Aug 16, 2001 at 10:46:15PM -0500, Craig A. Berry wrote:
> In, the new IEEE default was a bit ahead of the configuration 
> question for Alpha.  In numeric.c, catching potential overflow has been 
> simplified and better commented.  I don't know of any reason the compiler 
> version would be relevant, so I've removed that from the ifdef.  The maximum 
> exponent for single precision would be correct for the D_FLOAT double 
> format, but not for G_FLOAT; I've replaced it with NV_MAX_10_EXP, which will 
> reference DBL_MAX_10_EXP, which will be defined appropriately regardless of 
> format in float.h.  The numeric tests have no complaints after this with a 
> non-IEEE build on Alpha.

Thanks, applied.

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