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+History of Major Changes to TestFloat, up to Release 2a
+
+John R. Hauser
+1998 December 17
+
+
+The TestFloat releases parallel those of SoftFloat, on which TestFloat is
+based. Each TestFloat release also incorporates all bug fixes from the
+corresponding release of SoftFloat.
+
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+Release 2a (1998 December)
+
+-- Added support for testing conversions between floating-point and 64-bit
+ integers.
+
+-- Improved the makefiles.
+
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+Release 2 (1997 June)
+
+-- Integrated the generation of test cases and the checking of system
+ results into a single program. (Before they were separate programs,
+ normally joined by explicit command-line pipes.)
+
+-- Improved the sequence of test cases.
+
+-- Added support for testing extended double precision and quadruple
+ precision.
+
+-- Made program output more readable, and added new command arguments.
+
+-- Reduced dependence on the quality of the standard `random' function for
+ generating test cases. (Previously naively expected `random' to be able
+ to generate good random bits for the entire machine word width.)
+
+-- Created `testsoftfloat', with its own simpler complete software floating-
+ point (``slowfloat'') for comparison purposes.
+
+-- Made some changes to the source file structure, including renaming
+ `environment.h' to `milieu.h' (to avoid confusion with environment
+ variables).
+
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+Release 1a (1996 July)
+
+-- Added the `-tininessbefore' and `-tininessafter' options to control
+ whether tininess should be detected before or after rounding.
+
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+Release 1 (1996 July)
+
+-- Original release.
+
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+