ieee 754 and p854
freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Thu Aug 25 07:47:17 UTC 2016
On 25/08/2016 01:24, Kevin P. Neal wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 05:48:27PM +0100, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
>> ieee(3) and many older sources mention p854 as
>> an extension to standard 754. I cannot find
>> any trace of p854 past 1985. Has it been obsoleted
>> by the development of 754?
> Wasn't 854 base 10? I have a vague memory that 854 was incorporated into
> the 2008 revision of 754.
> There's probably more if you care to wade through it:
The standard was published in 1987, nearly immediately superseded by
IEEE 754-1985 but never terminated (the year of ratification appears
after the dash). IEEE 854 did not specify any formats, whereas IEEE
Sounds like 854 was a bit of a false start and/or duplicate effort.
Schrödinger's cat had 18 half lives.
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