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Aaron Sherman
October 10, 2001 09:37
Re: NaN semantics
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On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 06:20:31PM +0200, Trond Michelsen wrote:
> >> BTW, I was thinking once that numeral literals like 4k or 10G
> >> (meaning 4*2**10, 10*2**30) would be very nice. What do you think?
> > I think the meaning of the suffices are sufficiently vague as to make me 
> > uncomfortable supporting them. Is 1K 1024 or 1000? I can make a good case 
> > for both, and that's never a good sign.
> There's always the possibility of supporting SI's binary prefixes ;)

I'm not really fond of 1K meaning anything, but if it's deemed appropos,
I vote for the binary meaning.

Question on the NIST definitions though:

What does 1eie1i mean?

I *think* that that's 2^60 times ten to the 1i... correct? Do we have
precidence in mind, here? Can I say 1iei? Does anyone *do* that?

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