Author Topic: Better floating-point support  (Read 5146 times)

Offline H. Peter Anvin

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Better floating-point support
« on: March 13, 2009, 10:13:04 PM »
Right now, NASM has approximately ±1 LSB accuracy on its floating-point conversion; it would be a lot better if it would always round values correctly.

Furthermore, it would be nice to support arithmetic on floating-point numbers.

This task would require considerable familiarity with the subtleties of IEEE floating-point arithmetic and conversions, since the NASM developers are primarily systems people and not numeric experts.

Offline goslinga

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Re: Better floating-point support
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 06:06:48 AM »
I am interested in this project. I have considerable experience with the FPU.