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Re: netbsd build update

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: netbsd build update
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 20:59:57 -0700
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Jason Stover <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 08:50:26PM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>> John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:
>> > I'm not sure exactly what these functions do, but are you advocating
>> > we should ignore floating point errors?   It's ok to turn off FPE's if
>> > we can ensure that the result of a floating point error will be NaN,
>> > but if not, then I would rather have PSPP crash, than to carry on and
>> > give erroneous output.
>> Yes, the result should be a NaN, and PSPP should present that to
>> the user as a "system-missing" value.  In my opinion, at least.
>> That is the effect of disabling exceptions, or it should be.
> Using the -mieee did cause PSPP to produce a NaN in the output.

Well, that's good news at least.

Does NetBSD have feholdexcept() or __setfpucw()?
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 as it is a painstakingly compiled oral history
 of the hacker subculture."
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