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On Wed, 26 Oct 2005, Bradd W. Szonye wrote: > I would hope that anyone reviewing IEEE-754 features for Scheme is > already familiar with the revision and its current status. It'd be silly > to adopt a 20-year-old standard just a few months before a major > revision. Then again, it might be silly to wait on the new draft, given > its troubles. Either way, arguments should at least take it into > account. I would not say that I'm "familiar" with it, but I have heard noises about it. http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/754/revision.html is a good resource. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_754r Is another one. They intend to standardize new floating point formats including 3 sizes of decimal and new 128-bit binary floats, be more specific about exceptions and handlers for those exceptions, combine it with IEEE 874 (radix-independent floating point handling) and otherwise *reduce* the number of choices open to implementers. There are various other goals but I think those are the major ones. Oh, one other thing in here that I applaud; they're standardizing a hardware operation they call "fused multiply-add" which is key to bigfloat support, and including an annex on working with arbitrary- sized float formats. Bear