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Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 11:49:51 -0400
From: kagel AT quasar DOT bloomberg DOT com
To: havemann AT uran DOT informatik DOT uni-bonn DOT de
Cc: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Subject: Re: libm on 386SX whithout 387 - HOW?
Reply-To: kagel AT ts1 DOT bloomberg DOT com

   From: "Sven A. Havemann" <havemann AT uran DOT informatik DOT uni-bonn DOT de>
   Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 16:26:22 +0200

   Hi, folks!
   ==========

   One more question about support of old systems...

   HOW CAN I EMULATE A 387 FLOATING POINT UNIT?

   In the djgpp documentation I found that programs linked using -lm for sin or 
   cos can only run on true 386DX or 386SX with 387SX - but how can I emulate 
   a floating point unit on a 386SX without 387? Is there a publicly available
   program to make libm believe that my computer knows how to compute sin and 
   cos? - Funnily enough that the same executable that crashes on a 386SX 
   runs fine on a 386DX without 387 !

		      Thanx in advance, Your's Sven. -

There is the emulator EMU387, check the FAQ and docs for filenames and the 
option to add to your environment.  As far as why the program works on a 386DX and not on a 386SX, you got me?!?!

-- 
Art S. Kagel, kagel AT ts1 DOT bloomberg DOT com

Variety is the soul of pleasure.  --  Aphra Behn

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