[Ecls-list] ECL's view of floats
lars at nocrew.org
Sat Aug 12 20:42:50 UTC 2006
ECL likes to think of its two float types as short-float and
long-float (which are properly equivalent to single-float and
double-float, respectively), while the common wisdom seems to be that
if an implementation provides two float types, they should primarily
be considered to be single-float and double-float.
* Two internal representations can be arranged in either of the
* Two types are provided: single-float and double-float. An object
is simultaneously of types single-float and short-float, or
double-float and long-float.
which I guess kinda supports the conventional view.
I'm working on a patch to convert ECL to the single/double-float
style, and also to add a third immediate short-float type.
Why immediate short-floats? For fun. Any objections?
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