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Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 07:29:05 +1100 (AEDT)
From: Damian McGuckin <damianm@....com.au>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: remquo - underlying logic

On Thu, 30 Nov 2017, Szabolcs Nagy wrote:

>> https://opensource.apple.com/source/Libm/Libm-315/Source/ARM/remquo.c
>>
>> Has anybody tried this before?

> i think it does similar things than the current implementation but uses 
> float arithmetics instead of ints.

Yes.

> i hadn't considered using floats, it may be faster i don't know, you 
> have to benchmark etc.

That's what we plan to do as part of our research.

> i can add this to my math todo items, but i can't promise to look into 
> it soon unless there is a good reason to.

It is on MY own TO-DO list. I was asking the question in case anybody had 
done it before and found it useless, could think of major pitfalls, or had 
any pearls of wisdom before we started.  I will keep you posted.

Thanks - Damian

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