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Re: [Fwd: Re: [SLE] Real Numbers representation in Tcl language]
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <ptilopteri@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 19:45:10 -0400
  • Message-id: <20060412234510.GP8184@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Carlos E. R. <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [04-12-06 19:20]:
> Remember that the intel x86 processors did not come with floating point
> math: that was done by an add on procesor, and it was expensive. I'm not
> sure when they started to have the f. math unit was included in the main
> procesor, but somewhere in the pentium series, I guess.

I believe the 80286 possessed floating point but perhaps it first
appeared in the 80186 which was almost unknown. The 8086 and 8088 did
not.
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