[Haskell-cafe] floating point operations and representation

Jan-Willem Maessen jmaessen at alum.mit.edu
Thu Mar 13 08:22:50 EDT 2008

On Mar 12, 2008, at 8:35 PM, Jacob Schwartz wrote:

> My second question is how to get at the IEEE bit representation for a
> Double.

My (rhetorical) question on this front isn't "how do I get the  
representation," but "why is it so hard and non-portable to get the  
representation sensibly"?  A candidate for standardization, surely?

-Jan-Willem Maessen

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