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Re: [Gcl-devel] [Maxima] Out of range floating point number determinatio

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] [Maxima] Out of range floating point number determination
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:45:02 -0400
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Raymond Toy <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 8:00 AM, Camm Maguire <address@hidden> wrote:
>     Do any of the following cpu's have a 'control word' equivalent?
>     mips sparc s390 arm ia64 hppa ppc amd64 (sh alpha m68k ...)
> sparc and ppc both have a control/status word.  It's not too different from 
> the control and status word(s) on x86.

What do you think of this:

Use glibc feenableexcept to set the control word if present, or

failing this, on x86 only (possibly amd64, is it identical in this
respect?), set the control word with inline assembler, or

failing this, provide no support.

The second should catch both windows and modern mac.  The ppc mac and
sparc solaris would be orphaned.

>     I no longer have access to a solaris machine.
> I have occasional access to a solaris/sparc machine.  In fact, solaris/sparc 
> was the only machine where I could build gcl reasonably easily. :-)  I
> haven't done that on the solaris/sparc machine I have now.
> So now I have no machine that has gcl on it.

Might I obtain some access through you?

Take care,
Camm Maguire                                        address@hidden
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