[squeak-dev] Floats

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Wed Oct 11 18:07:06 UTC 2017

> On 11.10.2017, at 19:59, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 5:24 PM, Tobias Pape <Das.Linux at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi all
> I'm a bit stumped…
> What is our canonical way to put a Float onto a (binary) stream?
> To be precise a IEEE754 double precision 64-bit float onto a stream, of which I only know that it is a binary one.
> I found ByteArray>>doubleAt:{put:}bigEndian:, but they have neither senders nor test _and_ it is not a stream.
> What do y'all use?
> You write them as two words, like e.g. in DataStream>>writeFloat:.

Quite. yes.

But I find it strange that our read/write streams support various integer and string reading/writing helpers, but none for floats…

Best regards

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