On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Austin Donnelly wrote:

> > > How is the serialization done then, just a raw 32-bit IEEE float
> > > dump with a predefined endianness?  64-bit doubles just as easy?
> >
> > Yup.
> The real problem comes when your code is running on a system without IEEE
> float support, and you need to manually convert from IEEE float to your
> local weird-ass machine float.  Not common, I grant you, but a real pain
> when it bites.

Well, since my day job is working with a non-IEEE machine, I can tell you
about that pain first hand.  It probably took about three days to write
conversion functions between the native format and IEEE float and double.


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