Re: Bug#751378: ITP: openlibm -- standalone implementation of C mathematical functions
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- Subject: Re: Bug#751378: ITP: openlibm -- standalone implementation of C mathematical functions
- From: Thorsten Glaser <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:41:42 +0000 (UTC)
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SÃ©bastien Villemot wrote:
>The OpenLibm code derives from the FreeBSD msun implementation, which in turn
>OpenLibm builds on Linux, and with little effort, should build on FreeBSD as
>well. It builds with both, GCC and clang. Although largely tested on x86, it
>also includes experimental support for ARM.
Uhm. Use NetBSDâ??s libm instead, and youâ??ll have support for roughly
all Debian architectures. And the FreeBSD changes can be piled on top
I do not like an addition of such an unportable package.
Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font. -- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"