# Talk:Ieee arithmetic

Most probably C compilers inline functions, but just to be sure, I'd convert them into the macros:

#define to_raw_bits(d) *((EIF_NATURAL_64*)&(d)) #define eif_is_nan_bits(value) ((value & ~RTU64C(0x8000000000000000)) > RTU64C(0x7ff0000000000000)) #define eif_is_nan(v) ((*((EIF_NATURAL_64 *)&(v)) & ~RTU64C(0x8000000000000000)) > RTU64C(0x7ff0000000000000))

Does it affect the benchmarks?

**--Colin-adams 14:48, 3 February 2010 (UTC)**

## Not IEEE arithmetic, nor maths

NaN = NaN is never true.

And placing NaNs in a sort order isn't write either - REAL_32/64 are not totally ordered types.

**--manus 17:57, 3 February 2010 (UTC)**How do you solve the problem of assertions then in ARRAY.put for example?