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dpb <none@non.net> wrote in message <gp3qf0$2pf$1@aioe.org>...
> 
> It is, it seems to me, that the most important thing to take away from 
> this thread is that such minutiae as to prescribe floating point 
> operations to be reproducible to a lsb is simply beyond the range to 
> which any current language standard specifies the behavior of 
> "conforming" implementations.
> 

Except, of course, Java. Sun is apparently trying to kill Java (for any serious numerical applications, anyway) with their insistence on this very point. E.g.,

http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~wkahan/JAVAhurt.pdf

James Tursa