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

Dan Tyrrell dan at jumbuk.com
Fri Feb 19 14:57:54 PST 2016


Maybe QEMU or some other emulator?



On 20 February 2016 at 02:04,  <sisyphus1 at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> A recent bug report from Debian package managers (see
> https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Status=Resolved;Name=Math-MPFR)
> 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 !!
> Cheers,
> Rob
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