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RE: division(x,infinity)=0



In case others also saw gibberish in the "last sentence of 5.2"
posted by Mike Cowlishaw, here it is in plain characters:

   If x is infinite, Q(x) is +Infinity.

This of course makes the exponent of Finite/Infinity "as small as
possible", i.e. that rarely seen DFP zero that actually looks like
zero (if the sign bit is zero too).

(Confirmed by executing a DDTR instruction on an IBM Z10.)

Michel.
---Sent: 2011-02-26 17:12:27 UTC


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