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Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs joachim.durchholz@munich.netsurf.de (Joachim Durchholz) (1998-08-17) |

Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs lindahl@cs.virginia.edu (1998-08-19) |

Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs jfc@mit.edu (1998-08-19) |

Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs joachim.durchholz@munich.netsurf.de (Joachim Durchholz) (1998-08-19) |

Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs roy@prism.gatech.edu (1998-08-20) |

Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs awf@robots.ox.ac.uk (Andrew Fitzgibbon) (1998-08-20) |

Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs bear@sonic.net (Ray Dillinger) (1998-08-22) |

Re: numerical methods sources chase@world.std.com (David Chase) (1998-08-24) |

Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs luddy@concmp.com (Luddy Harrison) (1998-09-18) |

Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs cfc@world.std.com (Chris F Clark) (1998-09-19) |

Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs luddy@concmp.com (Luddy Harrison) (1998-09-22) |

Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs zalman@netcom.com (1998-09-22) |

Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs chase@world.std.com (David Chase) (1998-09-22) |

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From: | Ray Dillinger <bear@sonic.net> |

Newsgroups: | comp.compilers |

Date: | 22 Aug 1998 23:33:46 -0400 |

Organization: | Cognitive Dissidents |

References: | 98-08-056 98-08-085 98-08-144 |

Keywords: | arithmetic |

*> > [I've never understood why people are so eager to have fast wrong*

*> > answers. -John]*

What are some good books on numerical methods for compiler writers?

Incidentally, I'm with John on this one; I do most of my serious

numerical work in languages that support extended-precision numerics,

just because I don't want 'em to crash when some number geos outside

what its "reasonable" range seems to be today.

It seems to me that implementing a language without taking advantage

of numeric optimizations and inlining is, well, silly. At the same

time, having them, and having them behave correctly, is a tricky

thing. Surely some references are available.

I'm also interested in the "utility" functions that compilers (or at

least math libraries) are expected to provide, such as the

trigonometric functions; how does one compute them to some arbitrarily

chosen precision?

Ray Dillinger

[I can tell you what the standard books were fifteen years ago, but let's

see if anyone has something more recent than Cody and Waite. -John]

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