On 23/09/12 01:06:08, Dave Angel wrote:
> On 09/22/2012 05:05 PM, Tim Roberts wrote:You didn't have to convert if your ints would fit in 48 bits.
>> Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfr...@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>>> On 22 Sep 2012 01:36:59 GMT, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>>>> For non IEEE 754 floating point systems, there is no telling how bad the
>>>> implementation could be :(
>>> Let's see what can be found...
>>> IBM 360: Same as Sigma-6 (no surprise; hearsay is the Sigma was
> And it's been a long time (about 39 years), but as I recall the CDC 6400
If that was the case, then using the float multiply and divide
instructions would do the trick.
> The other oddity about the CDC series is it's the last machine I'veFloats still have 0.0 and -0.0, even in IEEE-754.
> encountered that used ones-complement for ints, with two values for zero.
Was Python ever ported to such unusual hardware?
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