[fpc-devel] Another thread about the fact that official FPC releases are *unnecessarily* non-representative of the platforms it actually runs on

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Sun Sep 27 21:50:57 CEST 2020

Am 27.09.20 um 21:38 schrieb denisgolovan via fpc-devel:
>> See above. It perfectly shows why it is frightening (not the basic
>> stuff, but the transcendent functions):
>> - there are little libraries being really IEEE compliant for float128
>> - if they are IEEE compliant, their license does not allow to use the
>> code in the FPC rtl.
> Ok, the license is the problem.
> However I still fail to see why full 128bit support is necessary for 80bit Extended.

Not for 80 bit extended, but it would be the clean solution with 
float128 support being optional in some architectures (RiscV, Sparc64, 
PPC64). So if we change it, we should do it right as 80 Bit has the same 
problem: missing transcendent functions in software.

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