[cfe-commits] RFC: Half floating point support

Anton Korobeynikov anton at korobeynikov.info
Wed Oct 5 13:16:54 PDT 2011

Hi Jonathan,

> FWIW, the IEEE 754-2008 standard specifies 16 bit floating point numbers (referred to as "binary16").
> According to <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_precision>:
> | It is intended for storage (of many floating point values where higher precision need not be stored),
> | not for performing arithmetic computations.
Right. The main problem is how we now define "storage only type" in C / C++ :)

With best regards, Anton Korobeynikov
Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Saint Petersburg State University

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