Author vstinner
Recipients Alexander.Belopolsky, Arfrever, belopolsky, jcea, khenriksson, larry, lars.gustaebel, loewis, mark.dickinson, nadeem.vawda, r.david.murray, rosslagerwall, skrah, vstinner
Date 2011-09-11.14:24:47
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"As I mentioned earlier in this thread, GCC has supported __float128 since 4.3, Clang added support within the last year, and Intel has a _Quad type.  All are purported to be IEEE 754-2008 quad-precision floats.  Glibc added "quadmath.h" recently (maybe in 4.6), which defines sinq() / tanq() / etc.  Is that not sufficient?"

Python is compiled using Visual Studio 2008 on Windows. Portability does matter on Python. If a type is not available on *all* platforms (including some old platforms, e.g. FreeBSD 6 or Windows XP), we cannot use it by default.
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