long double broken on i386?

Bruce Evans brde at optusnet.com.au
Thu Dec 6 23:12:52 PST 2007

On Thu, 6 Dec 2007, David Schultz wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 06, 2007, Bruce Evans wrote:

>>> On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 01:51:32PM -0500, David Schultz wrote:

>>> This is probably a good idea if freebsd wants to maintain the
>>> same algorithm across, say, sinf, sin, and sinl.  I can produce
>>> code for the ieee128 case, but I have no way to test it.
>> I guarantee that it will have bugs if it is not tested :-).
> Panther is down, so neither do I unless there's another sparc64
> machine in the cluster. I will ask about getting Steve access if
> that seems helpful.

It's been down for a year or two.  This has given me an excuse to
not work on long doubles.  I don't have any use for sparcs but
think they set a high standard for floating point, at least with
Sun compilers and libraries.


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