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On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 9:17 AM, Michael Rosenberg <> wrote:
>> On Mar 6, 2017, at 11:26, Dirk Laurie <> 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.

/s/ Adam