[Oberon] FP

Jörg joerg.straube at iaeth.ch
Tue Apr 15 11:31:56 CEST 2014

Hi all
The international form how FP numbers look like is defined by IEEE.
Sometimes it's easier to take standards instead of inventing everything
anew: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_754-2008


-----Original Message-----
From: Holger Goetz [mailto:holgerg at hgsys.de] 
Sent: Dienstag, 15. April 2014 11:23
To: ETH Oberon and related systems
Subject: Re: [Oberon] FP


can happily agree to these of your statements ;-)
Was just like the first best idea of why it was done that way - it's 
left to Others to answer then...


On 15/04/14 10:56, Jan Verhoeven wrote:

> NW says: make it as simple as possible. An FPnum format consisting of
> 1/4 word exponent and 3/4 word mantissa is *not* simple. We should act
> on his words and improve this, now that things are still in the infant
> phase.
> Have you seen the FP routines in the emulator? It's complex math. And
> it's unnecessary.

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