(j3.2006) IEEE question

Van Snyder Van.Snyder
Mon Nov 12 16:22:18 EST 2012

I have been told by a colleague that he observed that the x87 and SSE
mxcsr registers can be set independently in several cases.  I don't know
what compiler he was using.

So the function IEEE_GET_ROUNDING_MODE() may be faced with returning not
one but two different results.

Does this (and maybe some similar stuff in Clause 14) need attention?

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