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Jarkko Hietaniemi
September 21, 2014 12:49
Re: new long doubles option: gcc libquadmath
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On Saturday-201409-20, 10:53, Reini Urban wrote:
> I know. I implemented the binary converters for all floating point formats in parrot.

Also VAX, IBM, and CRAY formats? :-)

> But it has to be separated when you implement binary serializers.

But yes, I think the 12/16 bytes difference is yet another nail in the 
coffin of "portability" of the long double.  System A using 12-byte
80-bit and System B using 16-byte 80-bit long double have only one
chance in four to communicate...

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