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Systems Aspects, from D. Goldberg, p. 193

The design of computer systems requires in-depth knowledge about FP. Modern processors have special FP instructions, compilers must generate such FP instructions, and the operating system must handle the exception conditions generated by these FP instructions.


Adrian Sandu 2001-08-26