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Bug #669

xdr should support 128-bit floats on x86

Added by Jason King almost 10 years ago. Updated almost 10 years ago.

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Category:
lib - userland libraries
Start date:
2011-01-26
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Currently xdr only supports encoding 128-bit floating point values on sparc.
It should support it on x86 as well

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Updated by Roland Mainz almost 10 years ago

As side-note: 32bit x86 uses 80bit floating-point which is more or less non-standard from the viewpoint of IEEE754-2008. Technically the 80bit need to be extended to 128bit ("binary128" in IEEE754 language) before being send over the wire.

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