Faster double parser?

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Mon Apr 5 08:08:34 UTC 2021

On 04/04/2021 09:53, Andrew Haley wrote:
> :
> We also have a candidate for a String -> toDouble parser from Raffaello
> Giulietti:
> As far as I can see there's nothing wrong with it, but it got stuck in
> review. This was a bad failure of our review processes, I'm afraid. I
> wonder if we will do any better with this one.

Yeah, there was a lengthy discussion about this at the OpenJDK Committer 
Workshop just after FOSDEM 2020. Brian Burkhalter and Andrew Dinn had 
both put time into looking at the proposal it but the conclusion was 
that Raffaello's paper "The Schubfach way to render doubles" needed a 
review from from an expert in this area. Guy Steele was mentioned but I 
don't know if he was approached about it.


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