[Numpy-discussion] Speeding up Numeric

konrad.hinsen at laposte.net konrad.hinsen at laposte.net
Mon Jan 24 01:50:28 CST 2005


On Jan 23, 2005, at 12:20, Norbert Nemec wrote:

> I think, it was one of the fundamental flaws in the design of Python 
> not to
> include IEEE754 from the very beginning. Leaving the details of 
> floating

Python is written in C, so it couldn't make more promises about floats 
than the C standard does, at least not without an enormous effort. Not 
even the floating-point units of modern CPUs respect IEEE in all 
respects.

Konrad.
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