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Porcus
post Feb 17 2012, 17:00
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I have decided to not use any floating-point arithmetic in WavPack's data path because I believe that integer operations are less susceptible to subtle chip to chip variations that could corrupt the lossless nature of the compression, the recent Pentium floating point bug being a blatant example of this.


Is this obsoleted, in the sense that Bryant has found that one can now trust floating-point arithmetic, or does it mean that even floating-point .WV files are created using fixed-point arithmetic, without any use of the processor's floating-point internals?


(Edited for clarification.)

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post Feb 17 2012, 23:49
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QUOTE (bryant @ Feb 17 2012, 19:18) *
That document is very outdated, but that part is true.


Confirming my guess then smile.gif

Well I do think I need a different filetype to easier distinguish out certain CD rips in my archive, so ... technically, that means you can count in another user. (And so reading the features made me curious, thus the question.)


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