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Re: What's libieee.a ?

On Fri, Mar 03, 2000 at 04:37:51PM +0100, Gregor Hoffleit wrote:
> I noticed that Python's configure script checks for presence of libieee:
>   # Linux requires this for correct f.p. operations
>   AC_CHECK_LIB(ieee, __fpu_control)
> Now libc6 includes a quite sparse /usr/lib/libieee.a,
>   freefly;17> dpkg -S libieee
>   libc6-dev: /usr/lib/libieee.a
>   freefly;18> nm /usr/lib/libieee.a
>   00000000 t Letext
>   00000000 D _LIB_VERSION
> but I can't find any documentation about it in the libc6 documentation.
> Now does linking with libieee change the FP behavior of an application, or
> is it just an empty legacy provided for compatibility with pre-libc6 sources?

My guess is that it's a dummy, for things that use -lieee, since it
isn't really needed. Looks like libposix.a and libbsd-compat are the
same case.

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