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On 5 Sep, 06:00, Frank <merr...@lomas-assault.net> wrote:
> On Sep 4, 2:31 pm, Richard Heathfield <r...@see.sig.invalid> wrote:<snip>
> > The claim was made that there is no standard way to detect overflow inin the 1999 C IEEE support is optional. There are ways for a program
> > C. I demonstrated that the claim was false, by showing a way to
> > detect overflow (*before* the event) in standard C. I also pointed
> > out that any implementation is already free to provide an extension
> > by which overflows can be detected in some non-standard way.
> I'm surprised that IEEE stuff doesn't cover this for C. It does for
> What does that mean?
to determine if IEEE is supported on a particular implementation. If
it is then various IEEE thingies are available. I'm not sure if
overflow detection is included. Of course IEEE only applies to
> In fortran, you just build around the IEEEAs noted above, C *may*, but doesn't have to, support IEEE.
> modules. Is there a corresponding set of code for C?
C allows for other types of floating point presumably old ones
or simple ones of embedded systems.
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