[PPL-devel] More floating point problems on the Alpha
Joe.Buck at synopsys.COM
Mon Sep 22 22:50:21 CEST 2008
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 09:56:30PM +0200, Abramo Bagnara wrote:
> The problem come from the fact that for astonishing reasons 1.4e-45f is
> not seen as 1.4e-45.
Why is this astonishing? The smallest positive single-precision IEEE
floating point number is roughly 1.175494e-38. Since user-specified
numbers are rounded to the closest representable value, 1.4e-45f is
a fancy way of typing zero.
Double-precision values have much greater dynamic range; DBL_MIN is roughly
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