Re: hello, whereFore Apple.COM

Mike Weber (miweber@davidson.edu)
Tue, 03 Jun 1997 14:45:04 -0400


>I would also like to remind Mac contributors that Motorola has an
>extension that promises to speed math processes on PPC hardware. You can
>download this extension from:
>
>http://www.mot.com/SPS/PowerPC/support/rsw_customer_support/mac/libmoto/libmoto
>_reg_macuser.html

The libmoto extension will probably have no effect on Andrew's excellent
hand-tuned assembly language routines if he doesn't call library-based math
functions. Libmoto intercepts calls to sin, exp, cos, pow, log, atan,
log10, atan2, and sqrt. The developer-end library also improves the
performance of certain string operations. You may see improvements in
other areas of machine performance, though I suspect its effect on the Mac
client will be slim to none. Anyone tested it?

Mike

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