Floating point types

Is there floating point type with more than 64 bits?


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IEEE 754, the primary standard for floating point, defines larger types, including 128-bit and 256-bit, but at this time Rust does not support those larger types.

Is support planned?

Here's some recent discussion about it.


What is reason?

For the reason, I don't think there's a hard reason to not add them to the language. We already have i128, so why not f128? You can write a RFC, and find a best way to include them into the language by discussions and bikesheddings.

This is the RFC for the i128. I hope it helps you to write one.

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