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Andrew Parker
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Joined: Nov 12, 2001
Posts: 178
I am not familiar to locate the method name in the API, e.g. I have the following code and don't know how to use strictfp? How can I find it? I tried to use the index and unable to search it.
Any advice?
strictfp class Main
public Main(){}

public void Main(){}

strictfp public void Main(double x){}
Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
strictfp is not a method. It is a keyword. It is a modifier that signifies that all behaviors of the type that involve floating-point operations will produce the same results regardless of the platform used to execute the type. It says to use standard precision rather than IEEE 754 extended precision (80-bit) when calculating intermediate results.

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