Real48 Type


type Real48;


The Real48 type exists for backward compatibility with Turbo Pascal. It defines a 6-byte floating-point type. Real48 values must be converted to Extended before using them in any computations, so they are slower than using Double or Extended.

The Real48 type has an 8-bit exponent and a 39-bit normalized mantissa. It cannot store denormalized values, infinity, or not-a-number. If the exponent is zero, the number is zero.

See Also

Extended Type, Real Type, $RealCompatibility Compiler Directive

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