OT: Re: E11 / Windows ME question

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Thu Feb 15 17:40:15 2001

John Foust skrev:

>I'm sure they didn't want to scare the bejesus out of the first
>wet-behind-the-ears CS grad who attempted to use "float" in their
>C program and got a link error. So where might floats be? In graphics
>code, particularly sloppy graphics code. But these days the OS includes
>OpenGL and DirectX, too, which have floats galore. In user-friendly
>code that showed percentages for completion or resources consumed.
>And then there's scads of apps like "Calc.exe", the calculator app.

Floats don't require any floating-point unit. Scads of CALC.EXEs have been
written before the dawn of the FPU.

En ligne avec Thor 2.6.
    If you want to program in C, program in C.  It's a nice language.
    I  use it occasionally...   :-)
            --Larry Wall (perl) in <7577_at_jpl-devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV>
Received on Thu Feb 15 2001 - 17:40:15 GMT

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