[Melbourne-pm] Looking for a (cheap) machine that provides 113-bit precision long double

sisyphus1 at optusnet.com.au sisyphus1 at optusnet.com.au
Fri Feb 19 07:04:28 PST 2016

Hi guys,

A recent bug report from Debian package managers (see 
ultimately alerted me to the fact that they are providing packages for a 
number of architectures that offer the 113-bit precision long doubles.
Those architectures include alpha, arm64, mips64el and s390x.

They weren't actually providing any -Duselongdouble builds of perl for those 
machines - which strikes me as being rather boringly unadventurous.

Does anyone here happen to know if it's at all likely that I'd be able to 
purchase, second hand (and at a reasonable price), such a machine somewhere 
in Melbourne ?
If so, where ?

Or are these machines likely to be expensive ? (This is a whim that doesn't 
justify the spending of big money.)

My ebay/gumtree/google-fu went missing tonight - all I can find is offers 
for iPads, Dell computers, or Acer laptops (mostly new).
Even a link that puts me in the right ballpark would suffice - assuming that 
such a ballpark exists.

Thoughts welcome !!


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