[Numpy-discussion] float128 / longdouble on PPC - is it broken?

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Wed Oct 26 02:33:59 CDT 2011


On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:49 AM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com> wrote:

> That reminds me of the old joke about the Irishman giving directions -
> "If I were you, I wouldn't start from here".

Sounds about accurate `1

>
>> I would rather spend some time on implementing/integrating portable
>> quad precision in software,
>
> I guess from your answer that such a warning would be complicated to
> implement, and if that's the case, I can imagine it would be low
> priority.

No, it would not be hard to implement, but I don't think it is a nice
solution, because it is very platform dependent, so it will likely
bitrot as it won't appear on usual platforms.

David


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