Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/1999/01/19/09:56:00

From: khan AT xraylith DOT wisc DOT edu (Mumit Khan)
Subject: Re: double != long double
19 Jan 1999 09:56:00 -0800 :
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References: <199901191559 DOT KAA19410 AT envy DOT delorie DOT com>
To: DJ Delorie <dj AT delorie DOT com>
Cc: noer AT cygnus DOT com, jeffdb AT goodnet DOT com, cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com

DJ Delorie <dj AT delorie DOT com> writes:
> Should we remove all the other GCC extensions too?  I'm really sick of
> all those asm("") things and C++ "features".  They should produce
> syntax errors just like VC++ does!  What kind of compiler *is* GCC if
> it can't even be 100% compatible with Microsoft!?!  I have a script
> that renames all the gnu tools to their microsoft equivalents if
> anybody wants it, and a patch to gcc to accept VC-style options like
> ;-)

Smiley notwithstanding, the particular problem we're discussing is an
issue that has nothing to do with MS compatibility, but rather to do
with sensible numerical computation.

Please take a look at the link that I had posted earlier to see an example
of a piece of code that we should be able to take for granted on any
platform, but it breaks horribly on x86/gcc. 

DJ, could you please run the code snippet on DJGPP and see what you get?
I'm curious.


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