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Re: SRFI-77 with more than one flonum representation




On Jul 3, 2006, at 4:17 PM, William D Clinger wrote:


Brad Lucier wrote:
I presume you're talking about '387 style arithmetic with 80-bit
extended real registers. This architecture has no single-precision or
double-precision operations at all, all operations act on extended-
precision (80-bit) values in extended-precision registers; so it has
*no* "implementation of double precision arithmetic".  The '387 is a
correct implementation of IEEE 754 arithmetic,

I presume you mean IEEE 854 arithmetic.

754 is for binary arithmetic; 854 is for other bases (typically decimal).

Brad