Dan Vona

Code Warrior for Coldfire FP Libraries

Discussion created by Dan Vona on Mar 30, 2006
Latest reply on Mar 30, 2006 by CrasyCat
I'm working with the MCF5213 and attempting to emulate floating point using the provided fp libraries in directory
 
{Code Warrior Install}\E68K_Support\Libraries
 
such as fp_coldfire.a.
 
My questions:
 
1) How can I find out what is contained in each of these libraries (for instance, I am looking for a function to convert floats to strings).  I can't find anything in the help, nor am I able to read the files
2) What is the difference between the libraries?  I can tell (sort of) from the names such as fp_coldfire.o, fp_coldfire_ieee.o, etc, but I would like to get an exact description of what is contained in these libraries
3) What is the difference between a .a and a .o file?  I can't read any of these in code warrior.  Does it matter which one I include in my project?
 
Thanks!

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