Handling big FP numbers
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Tue Feb 12 12:30:33 UTC 2019
On Saturday, 9 February 2019 at 02:54:18 UTC, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
> (The `real` thing in D was a massive mistake. It is slow and
> adds nothing but confusion.)
We've had occasional problems with `real` being 80-bit on FPU
giving more precision than asked, and effectively hiding 32-bit
float precision problems until run on SSE.
Not a big deal, but I would argue giving more precision than
asked is a form of Postel's law: a bad idea.
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