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Re: [newbie] Floating point
Theo de Raadt wrote:
> There are many reasons to not permit FP in the kernel.
> Numerous reasons.
Ooh! A brain teaser. Let's see:
- Indeterminate execution time of calculations
- Extreme niche complexity of FP math not the domain of kernel hackers
- Inability to handle FP exceptions meaningfully in kernel
- Exponentially increased Murphyite chance for div-by-0 in kernel
How's my score? Which ones have I missed? :-)
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