[Numpy-discussion] Solaris Sparc build broken

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Thu Nov 5 02:39:03 CST 2009


On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 1:06 AM, David Cournapeau <
david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:

> Charles R Harris wrote:
> > Won't work. For alignment, 80 bits is stored in 128 bits on 64 bit
> > machines, the same as quad precision.
>
> But AFAIK, the only arch with 80 bits support is Intel, and it does not
> support quad precision, so we only really need to support sizeof(long
> double) != sizeof(double).
>
>
Hmm, you mean use the architecture information along with the size? How does
that work for open solaris, which at some point will be implementing quads
on intel, but doesn't now?

Chuck
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