Cole Minor > Games-EternalLands-Binary-Float16 > Games::EternalLands::Binary::Float16

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NAME ^

Games::EternalLands::Binary::Float16 - 16-bit floats as used by Eternal Lands

SYNOPSIS ^

  use Games::EternalLands::Binary::Float16 qw(pack_float16 unpack_float16);

  # Pack to an unsigned short (i.e. a 16-bit unsigned number)
  $short = pack_float16($float);

  # Unpack from an unsigned short
  $float = unpack_float16($short);

  # Unpack from two bytes of binary data in big-endian order
  $float = unpack_float16(unpack('n', $data));

  # Unpack from binary data in little-endian order at byte offset 40
  $float = unpack_float16(unpack('x40v', $data));

  ...

ABSTRACT ^

This module provides functions to pack and unpack 16-bit floating-point numbers as used in certain game data files by Eternal Lands.

Generally the algorithms should be consistent with the half-precision floating-point format defined by IEEE 754-2008, also know as "half" or "binary16", but this was not tested.

FUNCTIONS ^

pack_float16

Takes a native floating-point number argument and returns a 16-bit unsigned integer representing the packed half-precision number.

unpack_float16

Takes a 16-bit unsigned integer representing a packed half-precision float and returns a native floating-point number.

SEE ALSO ^

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-precision_floating-point_format

AUTHOR ^

Cole Minor, <coleminor at hush.ai>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (C) 2012 Cole Minor. All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.

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