[Offtopic]End of floats?


#1

Have just seen this – apparently someone has come up with something better than floats practically in all aspects. We avoid floats here, but if legit, this would be a revolution.

Maybe software implementations would be faster and smaller too?

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#2

I wonder how it’s supposed to implement quiet NaN and signalling NaN if there’s only one NaN value?..


#3

Didn’t even know there were two kinds of NaN, that doesn’t seem like a very good idea to put into numbers themselves.


#4

I only know Naan Bread myself :crazy_face:

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#5

That’s my kind of NaaN!


#6

NaAN: Not an Asian Number. It’s Asian food instead (of a number)!