[Haskell-cafe] Binary IEEE floating point format for AMQP
paul at cogito.org.uk
Sun Feb 24 07:21:00 EST 2008
I'm working on an implementation of the framing layer for AMQP
(www.amqp.org). I almost had 0.9 finished when I found they had
released the spec for 0.10, so I have to redo quite a lot of work.
Amongst the new features of 0.10 are wire formats for floating point.
These are the 4 and 8 byte IEEE formats.
* Is there a principled way of converting a Haskell Float or Double (or
Rational, for that matter) to and from IEEE format?
* Since many computers use IEEE format natively, is there a quicker way
of doing this on those architectures?
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