Fixed point matrix representation considered harmful

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Thu Mar 20 10:48:23 PDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 09:55:34AM -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-03-19 at 16:59 +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > OK, so you basically want to specify a 32bit (or whatever) IEEE format
> > without all the nasty parts? E.g. subnormals and exception values?
> Exception values (NaN, +/-inf) should be invalid, but denorms shouldn't
> cause any issues for us.

Except that it complicates decoding for non-IEEE platforms. Think VAX.


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