Dennis Verschaeren

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The IEEE 754 and 854 standards for floating-point arithmetic are essentially a specification of a programming environment, encompassing aspects from computer hardware, operating systems, and compilers to programming languages (see especially Section 8). Parts I and II of this paper together describe a tool to test floating-point implementations of arbitrary(More)
This paper introduces a precision- and range-independent tool for testing the compliance of hardware or software implementations of (multiprecision) floating-point arithmetic with the principles of the IEEE standards 754 and 854. The tool consists of a driver program, offering many options to test only specific aspects of the IEEE standards, and a large set(More)
During the past decade the IEEE 754 standard for binary floating-point arithmetic has been very successful. Many of today's hardware platforms conform to this standard and compilers should make floating-point functionality available to programmers through high-level programming languages. They should also implement certain features of the IEEE 754 standard(More)
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