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Re: Re: Extracting IEEE 754 floating point numbers

by jmcnamara (Monsignor)
on Oct 29, 2002 at 13:27 UTC ( #208729=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Extracting IEEE 754 floating point numbers
in thread Extracting IEEE 754 floating point numbers


I have one last query - does the order of the bits matter as to whether the format qualifies as a IEEE 754 floating point number?

Both systems are valid since the IEEE754 specification doesn't state which order the bytes should be in. And just to clarify, it is the bytes that are reordered not the bits. ;-)

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John.

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