**Floating Point**

There were several floating-point types, including `single`

(the 4-byte representation) `double`

(the 8-byte IEEE 754 representation), `extended`

(a 10-byte IEEE 754 representation used mostly internally by numeric coprocessors) and `Real`

(a 6-byte representation).

In the early days, `Real`

was the most popular. Many PCs did not have a floating point coprocessor so all FP had to be done in software. Borland's own FP algorithms on `Real`

were quicker than using the other types, though its library also emulated the other types in software.

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