|Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs firstname.lastname@example.org (Quinn Tyler Jackson) (1998-08-10)|
|Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs darcy@usul.CS.Berkeley.EDU (1998-08-13)|
|Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs email@example.com (Andrew Fitzgibbon) (1998-08-20)|
|Re: inlining + optimization = nuisance bugs firstname.lastname@example.org (Ray Dillinger) (1998-08-22)|
|Re: numerical methods sources email@example.com (David Chase) (1998-08-24)|
|From:||David Chase <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||24 Aug 1998 13:23:32 -0400|
|References:||98-08-056 98-08-085 98-08-144 98-08-159|
Ray Dillinger wrote:
> 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.
> [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]
A good place to start on the Web is David Hough's home page,
Included there is a copy of
What Every Computer Scientist Should Know about Floating-Point
by David Goldberg, as supplemented by Doug Priest, in postscript.
Beyond that, I'm not sure. It doesn't hurt to take a few classes
in numerical analysis.
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