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Re: math broken on mips

To: Geoff Keating <geoffk@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: math broken on mips
From: Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com>
Date: 18 Feb 2002 12:44:28 -0800
Cc: moshier@moshier.net, fxzhang@ict.ac.cn, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com, libc-alpha@sources.redhat.com
In-reply-to: <200202182018.g1IKIk802891@desire.geoffk.org>
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Reply-to: drepper@redhat.com (Ulrich Drepper)
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Geoff Keating <geoffk@geoffk.org> writes:

> Maybe we should add appropriate fesetround() calls to the math
> library?

No, this would punish the people who do not do stupid things with
rounding modes.  The user must know much better where such changes are
needed.

As you mentioned, there is no promise of precision in the standard
therefore everything is just fine as it is, standard-wise.

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