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inline-math-1.7 (fwd)

I haven't taken a look it this yet, but would we want to replace the
mathematical functions mentioned below with these new routines?  I
caught this, and I believe that it points out a flaw (minor) in GCC,
and improvements to the math functions.

Ideas, comments, flames?

	--D.J. Gregor, quiet Debian maintainer...

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From: John Bowman <bowman@peaches.ph.utexas.edu>
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
Subject: inline-math-1.7
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 95 15:23:45 GMT


Version 1.7 of inline-math has been uploaded to sunsite:

Inline-math is a set of gcc inlined floating-point math routines
that can typically improve execution speed by 10%.  These routines
avoid using the flawed algorithms for sinh, tanh, asinh, and atanh
found in libm (which produce incorrect results for small arguments).

The new version intefaces better with GCC to avoid producing code that
can overflow the register stack in complex routines. Specifically, exp(),
expm1(), and atan2() were rewritten. Inlined versions of pow(), ceil(),
floor(), and the math extensions log2() and pow2() were also added.

John Bowman									bowman@hagar.ph.utexas.edu
Institute for Fusion Studies, RLM 11.222           
The University of Texas at Austin           
Austin, TX 78712

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