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Re: RFH: Annotating ELF binaries
On 11/07/2016 07:00 PM, Joseph Myers wrote:
On Sun, 6 Nov 2016, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
The only sensible way to write the psABI is for it to say "this is how
to pass an 80 or 128 bit floating point value." The psABI can't say
I would advise using IEEE 754-2008 names in psABIs where available (e.g.
binary128). (Of course you need to deal with the non-IEEE types such as
x86 extended precision, but IEEE names are standard and unambiguous up to
endianness for binary interchange formats, and unambiguous up to
endianness and BID / DPD choice for decimal interchange formats.)
Most people in the community don't have access to IEEE 754-2008 and
therefore will not know what these terms mean (and considering how much
stuff has been made up about IEEE 754 due to its secretive nature, I
wouldn't want to rely on a paraphrase).