"floating point" tag

A Peek Into GNU debugger GDB

This tutorial is aimed towards those who want to learn how to use the GNU debugger GDB in Linux. The tutorial assumes that the reader knows what debugging is, has basic knowledge of…

CodeSport

Over the next few columns, we will continue our discussion on data storage systems and look at how they are evolving to cater to the world of data-centric computing. Last month, we had…

Making Your Code Walk: GNU Autotools

Have you ever wondered why so many files are shipped in a software source tarball for Linux? Or dreamt of making your own newly developed package highly portable across various Linux platforms? This…

Bit-fields

Joy of Programming: Understanding Bit-fields in C

One important feature that distinguishes C as a systems programming language is its support for bit-fields. Let us explore this feature in this column. In C, structure members can be specified with size…

A bug in my insurance renewal notice

Joy of Programming: Penny Wise and Pound Foolish!

We often try to use a smaller data type to save space. Though it looks like clever programming, it can cause nasty bugs. Let’s look at an example that demonstrates this. A few…

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