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[Gcl-devel] Re: m68k gcl/maxima: Minor Floating point errors

From: Richard Zidlicky
Subject: [Gcl-devel] Re: m68k gcl/maxima: Minor Floating point errors
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 15:31:15 +0200
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On Fri, Sep 20, 2002 at 09:17:49AM -0400, Camm Maguire wrote:

> That did it -- thanks!  As Richard Fateman observed, its quite
> surprising the magnitude of the difference was so large.  Apparently
> m68k has the more accurate answer, right?  In any case, I'm adding
> -ffloat-store to gcl's compile flags on m68k to avoid testing
> problems. 

try to avoid that if possible, it has some runtime overhead. Wouldn't 
it be possible to use the extra precision? Declare the doubles as
'long double' to avoid surprising results.


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