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Re: [Maxima] Re: [Gcl-devel] float numbers in xmaxima 5.9 GCL

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Maxima] Re: [Gcl-devel] float numbers in xmaxima 5.9 GCL
Date: 14 Nov 2003 10:38:18 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Greetings!  I do not know why this decision was made, and at this
point  am only assuming that it complies with the
specification. (Paul?).  If its a problem we could try changing it and
seeing what breaks.

Take care,

Raymond Toy <address@hidden> writes:

> >>>>> "Camm" == Camm Maguire <address@hidden> writes:
>     Camm> gcl
>     Camm> GCL (GNU Common Lisp)  (2.6.1) Thu Nov  6 16:23:13 UTC 2003
>     Camm> Licensed under GNU Library General Public License
>     Camm> Dedicated to the memory of W. Schelter
>     Camm> Use (help) to get some basic information on how to use GCL.
>     >> most-positive-short-float
>     Camm> 3.402823S38
>     >> most-positive-long-float
>     Camm> 1.7976931348623157E308
> [snip]
> Do you know why gcl (apparently?) makes short-float the
> same as IEEE single-precision and single-float and double-float are
> the same as IEEE double-precision?  For a long time, I didn't even
> know gcl had short-float.  I assumed it only had one kind of
> float. :-)
> Ray

Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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