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- Subject: Re: Possible Hex Literal Parsing Bug
- From: Coda Highland <chighland@...>
- Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2017 10:10:34 -0800
On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 9:17 AM, Michael Rosenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Mar 6, 2017, at 11:26, Dirk Laurie <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Everybody knows that exponents are quite small integers.
> Fair enough. But how small? I'm implementing a parser and I would like to know when overflowing is acceptable.
According to IEEE-754, a double-precision floating point number
supports an 11-bit exponent.