[libre-riscv-dev] [isa-dev] Re: FP transcendentals (trigonometry, root/exp/log) proposal

lkcl luke.leighton at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 12:17:40 BST 2019

On Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11:07:21 AM UTC+1, andrew wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 1:36 AM lkcl <luke.l... at gmail.com <javascript:>> 
> wrote:
>> [mostly OT for the thread, but still relevant]
>> On Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 3:33:25 PM UTC+8, waterman wrote:
>> > It's not obvious that the proposed opcodes justify standardization.
>> It's outside of your area of expertise, Andrew. Just as for Luis, all the 
>> "metrics" that you use will be screaming "this is wrong, this is wrong!"
> Oh, man.  This is great.  "Andrew: outside his element in computer 
> arithmetic" is right up there with "Krste: most feared man in computer 
> architecture".

bam bam... baaaaa :)

yes, i realised about half an hour later that we may have been speaking at 
cross-purposes, due to a misunderstanding that there's four separate 
potential Platforms here, covering each of the specialist areas.  very few 
people have *3D* optimisation experience [we're lucky to have Mitch 

sorry for the misunderstanding, Andrew.  follow-up question (already 
posted) seeks clarification.


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