C Floating point arithmetic

Chris Torek chris at umcp-cs.UUCP
Fri Dec 6 12:26:11 AEST 1985

In article <618 at ttrdc.UUCP> levy at ttrdc.UUCP (Daniel R. Levy) writes:
>In article <4647 at alice.UUCP>, ark at alice.UucP (Andrew Koenig) writes:
[`>>>' must be from 1087 at lll-crg.ARpA]
>>>	float a, b;
>>>	a = b + 1.0;	/* Gets done in double ... */

>>Nah, gets done in single ...

>On a 3B20S running Sys5 Release 2:
[it is done in double]

You just need a better compiler :-).  On a 4.3BSD (Beta) Vax with
the `-f' flag to the C compiler, it is done in single precision;
and the compiler generates a `.float' (single precision) constant.

With a tip of the hat (if I had a hat) to Donn Seeley,
In-Real-Life: Chris Torek, Univ of MD Comp Sci Dept (+1 301 454 4251)
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