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From: Thorsten Ohl <ohl@c...>
Subject: caml (special) light and numerics
A suggestion for caml special light v1.07:

   -  on Linux (and other i386) systems, the runtime should be linked
      with `-lieee' to enable IEEE arithmetic (`-mieee-fp' does the
      same thing).  This way the runtime will not abort on division by
      0.0, but give the result `Infinity' instead.  Predefined
      constants for `Infinity' and `NaN' would be handy, but can be
      prepared in the program.

Does anybody have numbers on how csl (in particular the new native
compiler) compares in performance to C++ or FORTRAN in numerical
applications (quadrature, ODEs, linear algebra, ...)?

Cheers,
-Thorsten

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