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Re: Bug#751378: ITP: openlibm -- standalone implementation of C mathematical functions

Sébastien 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
if/when/where needed.

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"

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