Marco van de Voort wrote:
In our previous episode, Adriaan van Os said:
Long double is probably 10-byte extended, but verify that by compiling and
running a small C program for your distro.
I assume that the FPC clongdouble type has the right size ?
Well, a cxxx type is "right" if FPC cxxx and GCC xxx have the same size, which after all is the
purpose of having these types in FPC.
I checked on OS X (x86) where FPC longdouble is 10-byte, FPC clongdouble
is 16-byte and GCC long double is 16 byte too.
Maybe a heritage of PPC that did have a 128-bit fp type. But x86/x86_64 to my
knowledge doesn't have such type, and I just tested and Linux
When I look at the source of GCC and GPC for OS X, I believe it is a 10-byte extended stuffed into
a 16-byte type. Calling e.g. sinl works fine on OS X when declared either "wrong" with 10-byte or
"right" with 16-byte parameters.
glibc might have changed from ye old days when it was 80-bit. Which is why I
recommended to double check in the first place.
Will do so.
Adriaan van Os
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