[fpc-pascal] real numbers infinity

Sasa Zeman public at szutils.net
Tue Apr 11 15:21:23 CEST 2006

> Thank you very much, this solves the problem though I think that
> performance-wise it is not optimal. What is the reason for freepascal
> being not IEEE-spec compliant? Is it backwards compatibility?

FPC is IEEE-spec compliant, since all computer follow up floating point
standard. It should follow  up to 80 bits for double-extended precision.
Note that IEEE specification is recently under revision.

> It seems really weird that there is no such unit in the standard
> freepascal distribution. It would be a huge task for me to create one
> with C-like speed.

That is specific task. Take a look Alex Fihman BigFloat unit, for example:


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