April 15, 2012

Properties of the compiler and floating point arithmetic test

While i was reading The C library book, i come across two tests which are mentioned in the float chapter.

Enquire tests the properties of a compiler and the machine which is run on. It creates the file with the outputs.

Enquire test written by Steven Pemberton of CWI
More reading at: Enquire details

Paranoia tests the floating point arithmetic used.
Paranoia W.M. Kahan