Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 06:04:12 +0100 From: Markus Wichmann <nullplan@....net> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Considering x86-64 fenv.s to C On Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 02:15:35AM +0100, Szabolcs Nagy wrote: > actually it's quite annoying to deal with N bit long double without > N bit int, because sometimes you want to fiddle with the bits using > int operations and if you don't have N bit int type you have to > deal with endianness (you can always copy the long double into an > array of bytes, but the layout of the bytes is not portable, same > for union with multiple fields: you need variants for different > endianness) Well, yeah, but there is never going to be an 80 bit integer type. As for endianess, I feel your pain. I just got done porting a really old piece of software from PowerPC to ARM. Sooo many endianess problems... Ciao, Markus
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