[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCHv2] avutil/libm: correct isnan, isinf compat hacks

Ganesh Ajjanagadde gajjanag at mit.edu
Wed Nov 18 21:04:40 CET 2015

On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 2:58 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 04:54:10PM -0500, Ganesh Ajjanagadde wrote:
>> isnan and isinf are actually macros as per the standard. In particular,
>> the existing implementation has incorrect signature. Furthermore, this
>> results in undefined behavior for e.g double values outside float range
>> as per the standard.
>> This patch corrects the undefined behavior for all usage within FFmpeg.
>> Note that long double is not handled as it is not used in FFmpeg.
>> Furthermore, even if at some point long double gets used, it is likely
>> not needed to modify the macro in practice for usage in FFmpeg. See
>> below for analysis.
>> Getting long double to work strictly per the spec is significantly harder
>> since a long double may be an IEEE 128 bit quad (very rare), 80 bit
>> extended precision value (on GCC/Clang), or simply double (on recent Microsoft).
>> On the other hand, any potential future usage of long double is likely
>> for precision (when a platform offers extra precision) and not for range, since
>> the range anyway varies and is not as portable as IEEE 754 single/double
>> precision. In such cases, the implicit cast to a double is well defined
>> and isinf and isnan should work as intended.
>> Reviewed-by: Michael Niedermayer <michael at niedermayer.cc>
>> Signed-off-by: Ganesh Ajjanagadde <gajjanagadde at gmail.com>
>> ---
>>  libavutil/libm.h | 34 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
>>  1 file changed, 32 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> probably ok
> maybe wait a day or 2 before pushing so people can test it on more
> obscure platforms
> thx

ok, will wait for 2 days for the hypot hack as well. Thanks.

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