Float16Array

T.J. Crowder tj.crowder at farsightsoftware.com
Wed May 17 12:12:31 UTC 2017


On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 1:05 PM, Leo Balter <leonardo.balter at gmail.com>
wrote:

> The current spec is based on IEEE 754 and matches the floating point
> specs. What would Float16 be based on?
>

There's a binary16 format specified by IEEE-754 2008.

But I agree with the "why" comment. 16-bit (aka "half precision") binary
floating point is not very useful here in 2017 except for interop (森建 - is
interop your motivation?)...

I'd be much more interested to see support for the "new" (nine years ago)
decimal formats.

-- T.J. Crowder
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