Proposed new IEEE floating point standard

Anyone interested in going over the new IEEE P754 Floating Point Standard? I’m on the ballot committe and the votes are due 11/10/07.

If you’re not on the Draft Committee (that is, the group that put together the draft), it’s OK to discuss it. The people who wrote it are cautioned not to lobby for a particular viewpoint, but if you’re not one of the writers, then it’s certainly OK to discuss its good (or bad) points. It’s a really nice new standard with lots of new stuff … the standard for computer representation of decimal numbers is neat.

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One Response to Proposed new IEEE floating point standard

  1. Ted Kubaska says:

    This is a test to see if I can enter a comment without a password.

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