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Re: [Gcl-devel] Re: [Maxima] float to bfloat

From: Raymond Toy
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] Re: [Maxima] float to bfloat
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 15:51:15 -0500
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>>>>> "Richard" == Richard Fateman <address@hidden> writes:

    Richard> infinity.  It also has signed zero, which we don't have in CL
    Richard> either... the signed infinities
    Richard> really are 1/(signed zeroes)... On the other hand, we allow for 

CL also doesn't disallow signed (floating-point) zeroes and even
mentions it in several sections.  FWIW, CMUCL and SBCL support signed
zeroes and try pretty hard to do the right thing with them.  These
also "support" double-float-positive-infinity,
double-float-negative-infinity, etc.


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