CS 61C Quiz - Week 6

Current time: Tue Jan 16 15:35:18 2018

Deadline: Sun Mar 2 23:59:00 2008


Question 1:

What is a 'subnormal' and why do we care about it?

Question 2:

Briefly explain why, in the old days, many programmers wrote (0.5 - x) + 0.5
instead of 1.0 - x.

Question 3:

Adhering to standards (such as IEEE 754) usually has advantages and
disadvantages. If your job was to design the next generation of math
co-processors, what would be the strongest argument for and against
adhering to the standard?

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