[linux-audio-dev] interesting post from vst-plugins on float/int

Tim Goetze tim at quitte.de
Mon Sep 16 17:48:42 UTC 2002

Paul Davis wrote:

>i thought this was pretty insightful. vst-plugins has had a little
>debate over whether or not VST should provide an integer sample
>format. actually, not much of a debate. one person suggested it,
>everybody else jumped on him. this post, however, is the most
>detailed on why you should forget about thinking of float arithmetic
>as slower than integer ...

thanks paul, very interesting read indeed.

apropos, does somebody have pointers to enlightening resources, 
code examples, anything about using 3Dnow/SSE/AltiVec with the gcc
suite? (please don't direct me to developer.intel.com, it's bloat
with a capital b).


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