Author mark.dickinson
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[about adding float128]
> I realize a new float type would be a major undertaking

That's an understatement and a half.  The only way this could ever be viable is if float128 support becomes widespread enough that we don't have to write our own algorithms for basic float128 operations;  even then, it would still be a massive undertaking.  MPFR provides these operations, but it's LGPL.

I don't see this happening in the forseeable future.
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