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Short:Speed up your mathieee libraries!
Author:gnikl at informatik.uni-rostock.de (Gunther Nikl)
Uploader:thor math tu-berlin de (Thomas Richter)
Type:util/sys
Version:40.2
Requires:68040 or 060, the MuLib 68040/68060.library
Architecture:m68k-amigaos >= 2.0.4
Date:2014-05-30
Download:http://aminet.net/util/sys/FastIEEE.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/sys/FastIEEE.readme
Downloads:846
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Note: Releases 40.2 and up are maintained now by Gunther Nikl (see above). 

The reason for me (Thomas) for no longer supporting FastIEEE is that the
45.xx releases of the math libraries that come with Os 3.9 have FastIEEE
support build-in and hence don't require this patch anymore.

Thanks, Gunther, for continuing support of FastIEEE!
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FastIEEE replaces the math library functions, i.e. entries of the 
mathieeesing/doub/bas/trans.libraries by routines which are more adequate for
a 68040 or 68060 processor. The advantage of the new routines is that they
no longer use FPU instructions that have to be emulated in software for the
68040 or 68060 processor. Hence, these routines go no longer thru an
"emulator trap", are therefore more multitasking friendly and also faster.
Some measurements have shown that the new IEEE routines provided by this
program are approximately 1.5 times faster.

NOTE THAT THIS MAKES ONLY A DIFFERENCE IF PROGRAMS REALLY USE THE MATHIEEE
LIBRARIES.

However, these procedures do not re-implement all the mathematical algorithms.
Instead, they make use of the "FPSP" routines which are already part of the
68040.library or 68060.library. Therefore, a special 68040 or 68060 library 
is required which makes these routines available. Currently, the only 
68040 library that offers this feature is my 68040.library from the MuLib 
archive. The same applies to the 060 and the MuLib 68060.library. Both can
be found in the Mu680x0Libs.lha archive on Aminet.

FastIEEE fixes, too, some bugs in the mathieee libraries. IEEEDPCmp() is 
broken and orders some numbers "the wrong way". This fix is also available 
separately. IEEEDPPow() and IEEESPPow() are broken and return non-sense for 
special arguments.

40.2 and up also fix the broken FPU initialization of the v37 math libraries,
and repair the broken workbench startup code of the 40.1. Thanks, Gunther!

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This file is part of the MMULib distribution. To find out more about the
mmu.library and its goals, download util/libs/MMULib.lha.

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Quick installation notes:

	- Copy LIBS/mmu.library to LIBS:
	- Copy LIBS/680#?0.library to LIBS:
	- Optionally: Read the MMU.guide how to patch SetPatch and how
  	  to install the 680x0.library.
	- Copy ENVARC/MMU-Configuration to ENVARC:
	- Copy Shell_Only/FastIEEE to C:
	- Run FastIEEE in your startup sequence behind (!) SetPatch

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                         The THOR-Software Licence (v2, 24th June 1998)


This License applies to the computer programs known as the "mmu.library",
the "680x0.library", the "68040.library V40" and "FastIEEE". The "Program", 
below, refers to such program. The "Archive" refers to the package of 
distribution, as prepared by the author of the Program, Thomas Richter. 
Each licensee is addressed as "you".



The Program and the data in the archive are freely distributable
under the restrictions stated below, but are also Copyright (c)
Thomas Richter.

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                                                        Thomas Richter

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So long,
	Gunther Nikl, Thomas Richter	(September 2001)



Contents of util/sys/FastIEEE.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
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[generic]                  264     628  42.0% -lh5- 1e1b Dec 11  1999 FastIEEE/EnvArc.info
[generic]                 2013    6147  32.7% -lh5- ccc1 Apr 15  2001 FastIEEE/EnvArc/MMU-Configuration
[generic]                 2015    6153  32.7% -lh5- 3ac1 Apr 15  2001 FastIEEE/EnvArc/MMU-Configuration.P5
[generic]                 2723    6198  43.9% -lh5- 7100 Oct  4  2009 FastIEEE/FastIEEE.readme
[generic]                  272     628  43.3% -lh5- 0431 Dec 11  1999 FastIEEE/Libs.info
[generic]                 1288    2192  58.8% -lh5- 865a May 30  1980 FastIEEE/LIBS/68020.library
[generic]                 1304    2208  59.1% -lh5- 6759 May 30  1980 FastIEEE/LIBS/68030.library
[generic]                23558   43764  53.8% -lh5- aeee May 30  1980 FastIEEE/LIBS/68040.library
[generic]                30398   64820  46.9% -lh5- 8bcb May 30  1980 FastIEEE/LIBS/68060.library
[generic]                  609     864  70.5% -lh5- 99d4 May 30  1980 FastIEEE/LIBS/680x0.library
[generic]                28423   56952  49.9% -lh5- 13da May 30  1980 FastIEEE/LIBS/mmu.library
[generic]                67268  203533  33.1% -lh5- 1532 May 30  1980 FastIEEE/MMU.guide
[generic]                  275     523  52.6% -lh5- 8b19 Apr 12  2000 FastIEEE/MMU.guide.info
[generic]                  271     628  43.2% -lh5- cd69 Dec 11  1999 FastIEEE/Shell_Only.info
[generic]                 2093    3840  54.5% -lh5- 3dfb Aug 31  2001 FastIEEE/Shell_Only/FastIEEE
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 Total        15 files  162774  399078  40.8%            May 30 07:58

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