On the 0x5A7 day of Apache Harmony Ian Rogers wrote:
> 2009/5/4 Egor Pasko <egor.pasko@gmail.com>:
>> On the 0x5A5 day of Apache Harmony Tim Ellison wrote:
>>> Dan Bornstein wrote:
>>>> On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 4:33 AM, Egor Pasko <egor.pasko@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> // Nonzero and nonNaN equality checking.
>>>>> if (float1 == float2 && (0.0f != float1  0.0f != float2)) {
>>>>> return 0;
>>>>> }
>>>>
>>>> Would the following be a useful and safe improvement over the above?:
>>>>
>>>> if (float1 == float2 && 0.0f != (float1 + float2)) {
>>>>
>>>> I think this would save at least one test and branch. I'm not an
>>>> IEEE754 expert, but I think that, given that the two floats are ==,
>>>> the second test could only be true if they are both zeroes.
>>>
>>> In fact, since you have the ==, why is it not sufficient to say
>>>
>>> (float1 == float2 && 0.0f != float1)
>>>
>>> Discuss :)
>>
>> agreed!
>>
>> 
>> Egor Pasko
>>
>>
>
> Also agreed with everything above :) One final thing is that the
> final comparisons of == and < could be replaced with (NB.
> Integer.MIN_VALUE == Integer.MIN_VALUE):
>
> return (f1 >> 32)  (f2 >> 32)
>
> does anyone have a performance feeling about that?
If by 32 you mean 31 I have a correctness feeling in addition :)

Egor Pasko
