(autoconf.info)Floating Point Portability


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12.7 Floating Point Portability
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Almost all modern systems use IEEE-754 floating point, and it is safe to
assume IEEE-754 in most portable code these days.  For more information,
please see David Goldberg's classic paper What Every Computer Scientist
Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic
(http://www.validlab.com/goldberg/paper.pdf).


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