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::If you/we merge single and double, then at least this page should also cover (80-bit) extended. They all are in the IEEE 754 standard, but TP-style real isn't, so one might argue this one could be left out. Anyway, I still think the title of this page no longer describes the content, so it should be renamed. --[[User:Bart|Bart]] ([[User talk:Bart|talk]]) 23:41, 31 March 2018 (CEST)
 
::If you/we merge single and double, then at least this page should also cover (80-bit) extended. They all are in the IEEE 754 standard, but TP-style real isn't, so one might argue this one could be left out. Anyway, I still think the title of this page no longer describes the content, so it should be renamed. --[[User:Bart|Bart]] ([[User talk:Bart|talk]]) 23:41, 31 March 2018 (CEST)
 
::: OK, with <tt>extended</tt> <nowiki>[[Single and Double]]</nowiki> is no option, and <nowiki>[[Single, Double and Extended]]</nowiki> would've been a stupid name. I've moved this article to [[IEEE 754 formats]] now. [[User:Kai Burghardt|Kai Burghardt]] ([[User talk:Kai Burghardt|talk]]) 23:54, 2 April 2018 (CEST)
 
::: OK, with <tt>extended</tt> <nowiki>[[Single and Double]]</nowiki> is no option, and <nowiki>[[Single, Double and Extended]]</nowiki> would've been a stupid name. I've moved this article to [[IEEE 754 formats]] now. [[User:Kai Burghardt|Kai Burghardt]] ([[User talk:Kai Burghardt|talk]]) 23:54, 2 April 2018 (CEST)
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==Example of converting from raw data to double ==
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@Paskal: why AQWord: QWord absolute Result;<br>
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Result is a Double, when casting that as a QWord you access undefined memory.

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merge request: Single and Double

If you want to have Single and Double in one page, then why not have a "Floating point" (or similar name) page? --Bart (talk) 17:30, 28 March 2018 (CEST)

I did not create Single and Double, Djzepi did. I saw it and noticed very similar content, so I de-duplicated it. I'm pro merge, yes, definitely, since AFAIK only the number of bits differs. I don't know, whether even merging with Real would go to far, though. Kai Burghardt (talk) 01:42, 31 March 2018 (CEST)
If you/we merge single and double, then at least this page should also cover (80-bit) extended. They all are in the IEEE 754 standard, but TP-style real isn't, so one might argue this one could be left out. Anyway, I still think the title of this page no longer describes the content, so it should be renamed. --Bart (talk) 23:41, 31 March 2018 (CEST)
OK, with extended [[Single and Double]] is no option, and [[Single, Double and Extended]] would've been a stupid name. I've moved this article to IEEE 754 formats now. Kai Burghardt (talk) 23:54, 2 April 2018 (CEST)


Example of converting from raw data to double

@Paskal: why AQWord: QWord absolute Result;
Result is a Double, when casting that as a QWord you access undefined memory.