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Newsgroups:  comp.compilers 
From:  Mike Meissner <meissner@cygnus.com> 
Keywords:  arithmetic, optimize 
Organization:  Compilers Central 
References:  9504059 
Date:  Sun, 16 Apr 1995 19:12:11 GMT 
 [ASIDE]. A year or two ago, there were a couple of papers that
 appeared together somewhere, and which I know I have, but which I
 have been unable to locate. One was entitled something like "How to
 write floating point numbers" and the other "How to read floating
 point numbers".

 Can anyone give me the reference?
David Gay's high quality implementation of strtod/dtoa (convert double
to ascii) routines lists the following in the source:
"How to Read Floating Point Numbers Accurately", by William
D. Clinger, Proceedings of the ACM, SIGPLAN 1990, pages 92101.
and:
"How to Print FloatingPoint Numbers Accurately" by Guy L. Steele,
Jr. and Jon L. White, Proceedings of the ACM, SIGPLAN 1990, pages
92101.
You can get dtoa from netlib (netlib.att.com:/netlib/fp).

Michael Meissner, Cygnus Support (East Coast)
Suite 105, 48 Grove Street, Somerville, MA 02144, USA
meissner@cygnus.com, 6176293016 (office), 6176293010 (fax)

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