Oliver Paukstadt on Mon, 10 Dec 2001 15:36:59 +0100 (CET)

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Re: New 64 Bit Big Endian architecture

On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Karim BELABAS wrote:

> This is (I think and hope) exactly what the endian.c code was testing. It
> _used_ to test for ordinary endianness with code analogous to yours, but we
> recently noticed that this was not at all what was needed in the PARI code,
> which only used "endianness" in the dbltor/rtodbl conversion routines (float
> to t_REAL).  As we figured out the hard way (broken binary on ARM), the
> internal format of floating point numbers is independant of endianness.
> Endianness in the ordinary sense is not needed at all in PARI.
Now I see clearer. ;-)
You are right, the only change needed ist the s390 architecture dependend
part in Configure.

I tested it, and only nfields fails.

Oliver Paukstadt

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