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-This directory contains the version 0.92 test release of the NetWinder
-Floating Point Emulator.
-
-The majority of the code was written by me, Scott Bambrough It is
-written in C, with a small number of routines in inline assembler
-where required. It was written quickly, with a goal of implementing a
-working version of all the floating point instructions the compiler
-emits as the first target. I have attempted to be as optimal as
-possible, but there remains much room for improvement.
-
-I have attempted to make the emulator as portable as possible. One of
-the problems is with leading underscores on kernel symbols. Elf
-kernels have no leading underscores, a.out compiled kernels do. I
-have attempted to use the C_SYMBOL_NAME macro wherever this may be
-important.
-
-Another choice I made was in the file structure. I have attempted to
-contain all operating system specific code in one module (fpmodule.*).
-All the other files contain emulator specific code. This should allow
-others to port the emulator to NetBSD for instance relatively easily.
-
-The floating point operations are based on SoftFloat Release 2, by
-John Hauser. SoftFloat is a software implementation of floating-point
-that conforms to the IEC/IEEE Standard for Binary Floating-point
-Arithmetic. As many as four formats are supported: single precision,
-double precision, extended double precision, and quadruple precision.
-All operations required by the standard are implemented, except for
-conversions to and from decimal. We use only the single precision,
-double precision and extended double precision formats. The port of
-SoftFloat to the ARM was done by Phil Blundell, based on an earlier
-port of SoftFloat version 1 by Neil Carson for NetBSD/arm32.
-
-The file README.FPE contains a description of what has been implemented
-so far in the emulator. The file TODO contains a information on what
-remains to be done, and other ideas for the emulator.
-
-Bug reports, comments, suggestions should be directed to me at
-<scottb@netwinder.org>. General reports of "this program doesn't
-work correctly when your emulator is installed" are useful for
-determining that bugs still exist; but are virtually useless when
-attempting to isolate the problem. Please report them, but don't
-expect quick action. Bugs still exist. The problem remains in isolating
-which instruction contains the bug. Small programs illustrating a specific
-problem are a godsend.
-
-Legal Notices
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-
-The NetWinder Floating Point Emulator is free software. Everything Rebel.com
-has written is provided under the GNU GPL. See the file COPYING for copying
-conditions. Excluded from the above is the SoftFloat code. John Hauser's
-legal notice for SoftFloat is included below.
-
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-SoftFloat Legal Notice
-
-SoftFloat was written by John R. Hauser. This work was made possible in
-part by the International Computer Science Institute, located at Suite 600,
-1947 Center Street, Berkeley, California 94704. Funding was partially
-provided by the National Science Foundation under grant MIP-9311980. The
-original version of this code was written as part of a project to build
-a fixed-point vector processor in collaboration with the University of
-California at Berkeley, overseen by Profs. Nelson Morgan and John Wawrzynek.
-
-THIS SOFTWARE IS DISTRIBUTED AS IS, FOR FREE. Although reasonable effort
-has been made to avoid it, THIS SOFTWARE MAY CONTAIN FAULTS THAT WILL AT
-TIMES RESULT IN INCORRECT BEHAVIOR. USE OF THIS SOFTWARE IS RESTRICTED TO
-PERSONS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO CAN AND WILL TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY
-AND ALL LOSSES, COSTS, OR OTHER PROBLEMS ARISING FROM ITS USE.
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