Java SE Maths questions.

Joseph D. Darcy joe.darcy at
Thu Dec 7 02:15:29 UTC 2017

On 12/6/2017 6:02 PM, David Holmes wrote:
> cc'ing core-libs-dev. Despite the notation on JEP 306 I don't think 
> there's anyone from hotspot active in this area and most of the below 
> is about SE library classes.
> David
> On 7/12/2017 11:39 AM, A Z wrote:
>> These are Java SE questions.
>> -Is it likely that JEP 306 could be updated in a Java update, earlier?
>> Apart from the assertion 'will not fix', accurate floating point
>> is a massive requirement.  It isn't very possible to do within-range
>> float or double multiplies, divides, powers, roots, or even things
>> in other classes like obtaining the distances between two points
>> (in Java2D and Java3D).
>> -Could there be a BigDecimal version of StrictMath
>> being put in to the standard libraries, under Java's own umbrella,
>> and not as someone else's separate library?

The answer to this question hasn't changed since I answered it yesterday 
[1] or from when the same question was asked and answered by via a web 
bug a month ago. [2]

If the same question is asked again tomorrow in this or another venue 
the answer will be the same and I will not respond again explicitly.




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