"float" on 3 bytes

Denis Koroskin 2korden at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 03:22:32 PDT 2008

On Thu, 09 Oct 2008 20:59:17 +0400, tsalm <tsalm at free.fr> wrote:

> Hi,
> I need to minimize the size of my memory use...
> My program uses a big array of float.
> My float have a gap of 0.0000001 and 65536.
> So i think to store one sort of "float" with :
> - an "ushort" to have numbers
> - and a "ubyte" to have the number of digit in the decimal portion (or  
> something like this...).
> What could be the better way for you ?
> Thanks in advance for your help,
> TSalm

There are 24- and 16-bit floating point type libraries available in C  
(google for half-float), these could be easily ported to D.

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