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Delphi history – on the FINITEFLOAT compiler option that has no one-character shortcut

The Wiert Corner – Back in the .NET days, Delphi had an FINITEFLOAT compile option that came without a single-character shortcut. It was about the handling of infinite float and other special float values in cases like overflow and underflow (including +Inf, -Inf and  NaN). At first – in the Delphi 8 (Octane) era of which few people want to be reminded off – it was the undocumented counterpart of the 8087 exception mask in x86 mode. Hallvard Vassbotn wrote an article about it and Chee Wee Chua documented it before it got documented in Delphi 2009 (that coincidentally dropped .NET support in the ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-12-14 17:05

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