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Date: 2003-01-21 (15:48)
From: Brian Hurt <brian.hurt@q...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Coyote Gulch test in Caml
On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, Xavier Leroy wrote:

> Nickolay Semyonov-Kolchin asks:
> > But then this brings up the issue of conformity vr.s performance.  For
> > example- the x86 has its 80-bit FP registers in 8087-legacy mode, but
> > 64-bit registers if you're using SSE2.  And PowerPC and PA-RISC both have
> > extended precision fused multiply-adds (that keep higher precision, i.e.
> > don't round, between the multiply and the adds).
> > For that matter, could a 
> > "conforming" implementation of Ocaml use the 32-bit single precision SSE-1 
> > registers?

I think these were me.  But thanks for answering them.

BTW, I'm willing to try out your code.  I'm writting some numerical code 
for Ocaml, and like all the optimization I can get :-).


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