Re: ideas

TANAKA Yoshitomo (
12 May 1996 02:18:37 +0900

In article <m0uHf7M-23AqtYC@thune>, Mike Castle <> wrote:
>Amazingly enough Nick Holloway said:
>> The area where gawk falls down badly is on machines with no FPU. The
>> emulation of floating point operations causes "make depend" to crawl.
>Why is FP necessary to do a make depend?

I think it means kernel make depend.
It uses gawk many times, and gawk use floating point heavily.

Some years before, I bought 80387 for gawk under DOS ;-).
Execution speed was different greatly
even if few numerical expressions in script.

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