[Numpy-discussion] Does float16 exist?

Matthieu Brucher matthieu.brucher@gmail....
Wed Jan 9 01:27:44 CST 2008


>
> > This is no longer the case, sincerely. I use C++ compilers from
> > different vendors for some time, and I had almost no problem safe from
> > some template depth issues.
> C++ ability is not so much a problem with recent compilers, I agree. But
> not all platforms are or can use a recent C++ compiler. In particular,
> proprietary UNIX. Now, maybe that's something we do not want to support.
> If we limit ourselves to gcc 4 and recent intel/MS compilers, then this
> issue indeed is moot, at least for basic things.


Well, even for basic stuff, I have to say that GCC 4.0 can mysteriously
crash (the SFINAE principle is not respected, 4.1 is fine in that matter),
so using C++ is not worth the trouble now (and besides, I don't know what we
could use right now that cannot be done "easily" in C)

Matthieu
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