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From: cik@l.cc.purdue.edu (Herman Rubin)
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Subject: Re: Killer Micro II
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Date: 31 Aug 90 12:44:55 GMT
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In article , aglew@dwarfs.crhc.uiuc.edu (Andy Glew) writes:
> It sounds like Kahan is pushing for the 128 bit quad precision that
> was dropped from the IEEE FP standard. Power to him!
A reminder that for efficient really high precision arithmetic, INTEGER
arithmetic is needed. Setting up the hardware so that easily programmed
exact integer arithmetic, preferably using units such as long, longlong,
etc., would simplify the handling of these problems. There would be little
added cost in providing these capabilities as well.
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Herman Rubin, Dept. of Statistics, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette IN47907
Phone: (317)494-6054
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