Doug Rabson wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jul 1999, John Polstra wrote:
>> Yes, or the equivalent "-mieee". In my opinion, all of the libraries
>> (if not the whole world) should be compiled that way. In fact, this
>> option should be the default. Users who wanted a little extra speed
>> and who knew what they are doing could turn it off.
> I agree (at least as far as the libraries go). Setting it as default would
> be easy but there are performance implications. On the other hand, the
> only applications whose performance is affected are ones using floating
Yes, I think "correct by default" would be more in keeping with the
FreeBSD tradition than "fast but possibly wrong by default". So I
still think -mieee should be used for everything.
My only real concern about making it the compiler default is that it
causes us to deviate from standard egcs a little bit more. But the
deviation would be confined to "egcs/config/alpha/freebsd.h", which is
probably OK. I think we should add a "-mno-ieee" option to disable
it, too. That's not hard.
John Polstra firstname.lastname@example.org
John D. Polstra & Co., Inc. Seattle, Washington USA
"No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up." -- Nora Ephron
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