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Re: 10 bytes real

Thanks for the idea, but unfortunately it does not solve my problem, since the
data file really contains 10 bytes reals.
I thought that a way to turn around the problem would be to
a) read the ten bytes,
b) reorder them in little-endian (PC type if I recall correctly)
c) read the components of the number (i.e. decompose the real in its
significand and exponent parts (that's how I do understand reals are build
d) recompose a real (double precision: 16 bytes) using this information.

Unfortunately, I am no computer specialist but just a middle range user, and I
no idea about the possibilities of doing this decomposition/recomposition of a
real number.