Precision and CD's

Bruce R Miller bruce.miller at
Wed Jul 21 23:09:33 CEST 1999

"Richard J. Fateman" wrote:
>  .....   LIA, at
> least in the drafts I saw, tended to be a retreat from standardization.
> Instead of saying "here's how to do X"  (X= arithmetic, rounding, exceptions)
> LIA tends to take the view that anything that anyone ever did on any
> computer dead or alive should be allowed.

>From a cursory reading, it appears that whereas IEEE 754 prescribes
how to do FP, a main focus of LIA is to define terminology
whereby you tell how you're going to do FP.

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