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2013-11-20write floating point limit constants to 21 significant decimal placesRich Felker-8/+8
this is enough to produce the correct value even if the constant is interpreted as 80-bit extended precision, which matters on archs with excess precision (FLT_EVAL_METHOD==2) under at least some interpretations of the C standard. the shorter representations, while correct if converted to the nominal precision at translation time, could produce an incorrect value at extended precision, yielding results such as (double)DBL_MAX != DBL_MAX.
2013-05-17add FLT_TRUE_MIN, etc. macros from C11Rich Felker-0/+2
there was some question as to how many decimal places to use, since one decimal place is always sufficient to identify the smallest denormal uniquely. for now, I'm following the example in the C standard which is consistent with the other min/max macros we already had in place.
2012-03-21fix DECIMAL_DIG definitionsRich Felker-2/+0
DECIMAL_DIG is not the same as LDBL_DIG type_DIG is the maximimum number of decimal digits that can survive a round trip from decimal to type and back to decimal. DECIMAL_DIG is the minimum number of decimal digits required in order for any floating point type to survive the round trip to decimal and back, and it is generally larger than LDBL_DIG. since the exact formula is non-trivial, and defining it larger than necessary may be legal but wasteful, just define the right value in bits/float.h.
2011-02-12initial check-in, version 0.5.0v0.5.0Rich Felker-0/+34