David Schultz writes:
 > Thus spake Terry Lambert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
 > > David Schultz wrote:
 > > > This is because floating point
 > > > support on Alpha is broken unless you specifically tell gcc to
 > > > unbreak it by specifying -mieee.
 > > 
 > > Sounds like the ability to turn "-mieee" off at all, let alone
 > > making it the default, is bad?  If so, why is that the way it
 > > is configured?
 > > 
 > > > I'm hoping there's a better solution than
 > > > disabling support for NaNs in strtod().
 > > 
 > > Make "-mieee" on by default?
 > Well, I was secretly hoping I'd get that answer from the Powers
 > That Be, but I think it's off by default on purpose for efficiency
 > reasons.  That would imply that I need to come up with a workaround
 > that involves not generating NaN values, *period*.  Sigh.

FWIW, I think -mieee should be on by default.  If anybody cared about
speed, they'd use the compaq compiler or a P4.


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