JDK 8 code review request for 7075098: Remove unused fdlibm files
christos at zoulas.com
Fri Aug 5 07:52:56 PDT 2011
On Aug 5, 10:41am, aph at redhat.com (Andrew Haley) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: JDK 8 code review request for 7075098: Remove unused fdlibm f
| On 08/04/2011 09:09 PM, Joe Darcy wrote:
| > Mike Duigou wrote:
| >> Looks good to me.
| >> I did wonder if we have a policy for tracking fdlibm updates.
| > To a first approximation (and even a second approximation), fdlibm
| > doesn't have updates any more any hasn't for many years. The changes in
| > in 5.3 were to fix a few bugs I and others had discovered circa 2004. 
| That's right. We used fdlibm in libgcj too, and it is very solid and reliable
| code. The only problems we ever had were some non-portable assumptions that
| were fairly easy to fix. Maybe fdlibm will never now be updated.
We are using fdlibm too on NetBSD (FreeBSD uses it too) and we had to fix a
couple of bugs and add long double support. Perhaps we should all send our
changes back and get a new release, or if they don't want to maintain it,
we should maintain it centrally?
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