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*To*: common-lisp@sail.stanford.edu*Subject*: integer-decode-float usage question*From*: sandra%orion@cs.utah.edu (Sandra J Loosemore)*Date*: Tue, 27 Oct 87 18:44:02 MST

Perhaps I'm just being exceptionally dense today, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to convert floating point numbers on one machine into a representation used by another machine (namely, the Motorola FFP format). I assume that this was the reason why the function INTEGER-DECODE-FLOAT was provided, but darned if I know how to interpret the numbers I'm getting back from it -- the exponent of 1.0 is -23?!? Or is that a bug in the implementation (VaxLisp)? Can anyone shed some light on the topic? -Sandra -------

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