[ntp:questions] Re: Tinker and tos configuration commands....

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com
Tue Feb 8 20:52:00 UTC 2005


David L. Mills wrote:

> Brad,
> 
> No, signs of zero disappeared with the Univac 1108 and ones complement 
> arithmetic and notwithstanding the Internet checksum. Zero is a 
> legitimate state variable. Twos complement arithmetic is the sole 
> survivor. Fudge values have nothing to do with it.

Actually, that's only true for binary integer operations.

FP otoh is always sign+biased_exponent+mantissa these days, since that's 
required by the relevant IEEE standard (754?).

Terje

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