Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:04:19 +0000 From: Pascal Cuoq <cuoq@...st-in-soft.com> To: "musl@...ts.openwall.com" <musl@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: Re: Posits support under Musl libc? Hello, > Can the "musl" libc project consider supporting the Posit number format in the math routines? > More details; > https://posithub.org/docs/Posits4.pdf > https://posithub.org/docs/BeatingFloatingPoint.pdf > And a sample implementation; > https://gitlab.com/cerlane/SoftPosit I am not a musl contributor and have no say in what it should contain or not, but why in hell a software implementation of a non-standard floating-point format that only its inventor seems to think has any concrete advantage over IEEE 754 belong in a libc the goals of which are below? “lightweight, fast, simple, free, and strives to be correct in the sense of standards-conformance and safety.” (from https://musl.libc.org/ ) Posits are 1 out of 5 (I think they are free). Pascal
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