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Free42 with IEEE 754-2008 decimal floating-point -- interested in a sneak preview?
02-26-2014, 01:20 AM
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RE: Free42 with IEEE 754-2008 decimal floating-point - interested in a sneak preview?
(02-26-2014 12:42 AM)Paul Dale Wrote:  I had a bit of a poke around the Intel Decimal Floating-Point Math Library last night hoping to find a faster implementation of logarithms for the 34S firmware. Lots of large tables and relatively straightforward functions. I suspect that this will be fast and large -- suitable for desktop PCs but not so good for handheld devices. Oh well.

- Pauli

It's certainly a lot larger than BCD20. The Free42 executables are gaining a lot of weight!
The Linux builds of the library for x86 and amd64 are around 6 megabytes; about 5.5 MB for amd64 and 7 MB for x86. I haven't tried building it for ARM yet, but I expect something close to that higher number.
Not something I would have wanted to use on 68k Palm devices... but on iOS or Android smartphones, no problem.
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RE: Free42 with IEEE 754-2008 decimal floating-point - interested in a sneak preview? - Thomas Okken - 02-26-2014 01:20 AM



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