[Haskell-cafe] floating point operations and representation

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Thu Mar 13 12:36:44 EDT 2008

On Mar 13, 2008, at 5:12 , Ketil Malde wrote:

> Perhaps now everybody uses SSE to do math, but earlier Intel FPU
> architectures did floating point with 80-bit registers, so the
> accuracy of the result could depend on whether an intermediate result
> was flushed to memory (by a context switch).

Double operations in IO, anyone?  :/

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