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Re: buildd failure for hppa - floating point encoding?

On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 09:50:56AM +0100, Helen Faulkner wrote:
> The program defines the floating point encoding in the included cdf library 
> like this (from cdf/cdfdist.h, line 437 onwards):

Per the responses on the debian-ia64 list, I believe PA-RISC uses the
IEEE big-endian format.

BTW, you'll have fun by the time you get to ARM.  It uses the IEEE format,
except it has the word order reversed.

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