Re: R-alpha: Probably <float.h> instead of <values.h> for an automatic .Machine

Luke Tierney (luke@stat.umn.edu)
Wed, 4 Dec 1996 13:23:59 -0600 (CST)


From: Luke Tierney <luke@stat.umn.edu>
Message-Id: <9612041923.AA27603@nokomis.stat.umn.edu>
Subject: Re: R-alpha: Probably <float.h> instead of <values.h> for an automatic .Machine
To: luke@nokomis.stat.umn.edu (Luke Tierney)
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 13:23:59 -0600 (CST)
In-Reply-To: <9612041916.AA27586@nokomis.stat.umn.edu> from "Luke Tierney" at Dec 4, 96 01:16:44 pm

> 
> According to Harbison and Steele, 3rd Ed., which is what I happen to
> have handy, ANSI C requires that the floating point constants be
> defined in float.h and the integer ones in limits.h. Don't know how
> authoritative that is, or whether it might have changed in ANSI or ISO
> C since 1991. The 4th is based on ISO C, but I don't have that handy.
> 
> luke
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4th edition (1995) says the same thing for ISO C -- sorry about the
wasted bandwidth.

luke

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