From: Peter.V<anroose@es...>  20020904 15:19:37

> The IEEE format allows for any length of mantissa and exponent but only a > few combinations are common. I can't remember if the vsl people eventually > decided to implement I/O of arbitrary length integers but one could do > something like that for IEEE floating point values. Do you have a pointer to the documentation for this? Is the internal representation (and the division between mantissa and exp) fixed once the total length of the representation is known? If not, this has to be tested for in configure. Peter. 