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Re: [Fwd: Re: [SLE] Real Numbers representation in Tcl language]
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 10:30:27 -0400
  • Message-id: <200604131030.28217.gaf@xxxxxxx>
On Thursday 13 April 2006 1:26 am, Greg Wallace wrote:
> When you say "mainframes didn't have floating-point hardware ...", how
> far back in the mainframe world are we speaking? For example, did the
> IBM 360 have floating point hardware, or did that not come along until
> the 370 or 30xx machines?
I'm pretty sure that the IBM 360s had floating point hardware, but that may
have been optional. I am 100% sure that the instruction set included
floating point instructions.

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