cvs commit: src/sys/i386/include _types.h

Colin Percival cperciva at
Thu Mar 6 02:56:32 UTC 2008

David Schultz wrote:
> ... if we're going to go down this path, we ought to just bite
> the bullet and change npx.h and contrib/gcc/config/i386/freebsd.h
> to use 64-bit precision by default on i386.

Why would we want to randomly and pointlessly break things?  To quote
Kahan, "if a programmer asks for IEEE double-precision arithmetic, of
course that's what you should give him" -- double rounding is simply
not acceptable.

Colin Percival

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