[J3] Question on TINY example

Vipul Parekh parekhvs at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 11:17:06 UTC 2022

On Wed, Jun 22, 2022 at 6:15 PM Malcolm Cohen via J3 <
j3 at mailman.j3-fortran.org> wrote:

> Hi Vipul,
> The description is correct. It follows from the model in 16.4. That model
> has 1/radix <= mantissa <1. So the minimum number is radix**(emin-1) QED.
> (This is not how IEEE-754 describe themselves, they have 1<=mantissa<radix.)
> * ..*

Ah!  Thanks very much for explaining that, Malcolm.

I missed out on that detail on the minimum number altogether even as I was
aware the model in 16.4 was not exactly the one in IEEE-754.

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