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From: bs@linus.mitre.org (Robert D. Silverman)
Newsgroups: comp.arch
Subject: Re: benchmark for evaluating extended precision
Keywords: extended precision,multiply,benchmark,arithmetic
Message-ID: <120093@linus.mitre.org>
Date: 14 Sep 90 12:35:16 GMT
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Reply-To: bs@gauss.UUCP (Robert D. Silverman)
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In article <2857@canisius.UUCP> pavlov@canisius.UUCP (Greg Pavlov) writes:
:In article <119858@linus.mitre.org>, bs@linus.mitre.org (Robert D. Silverman) writes:
:> ......... Suppose A > B and A > C. How would one compute
:> BC/A EXACTLY without 64 bit support? .....
:>
: ... and if A = PI, and B = sq.rt. of 2, how would one calculate BC/A
: EXACTLY ?
:
:> "You can lead a horse's ass to knowledge, but you can't make him think"
:
: ... obviously, we are all (all the rest of us, anyway) horses' asses....
:
: greg pavlov, fstrf, amherst, ny
If you had been following this thread you would know that we have been
discussing INTEGER arithmetic throughout. Therefore BC/A is an integer
that fits within a single machine word.
--
Bob Silverman
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