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Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 06:04:12 +0100
From: Markus Wichmann <>
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...


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