[lsb-discuss] RFC: matherr interface

Robert Schweikert robert.schweikert at mathworks.com
Mon Jun 25 05:03:49 PDT 2007

I have no problem with deprecating this interface. People should use the 
IEEE FP model.


Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> It is my impression that matherr is completely
> obsoltete at this point, superseded by IEEE
> Floating Point error handling.
> I'd like to deprecate matherr for eventual
> removal from LSB, at least partly because it
> triggers a problem with the C++ namespace
> (it defines a struct exception, which is a
> reserved word in C++) - and if not used there
> doesn't seem much need to keep it around.
> In the past there's been internal agreement
> with this idea (including a fast-track to
> removel); now we have the evindence of 300+
> captured apps in the LSB database none of
> which use it.
> But throwing it open to a wider pool of experts,
> is there a reason why matherr is still a useful
> interface?
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