>some recent speed tests on the following Math routines (in loops and repeated >several times)... < snip > >Furthermore, the (RUNTIME "_Abs")-assembler routine of Chris & Andy & Robert >P. in the "Subs Compiler.Incl" is outstanding. (A nearly 4 times speed gain >is extraordinary.) > >Because of the latter: >Could we please see such ingenious implementations for other basic Math >routines? ;-) Runtime "_Abs" is for integer absolute value. Your tests are in floating point arithmetic, and call runtime "_Abs_float". Both routines were fruits of my former obsession with speed, by way of Assembler. I assume you have investigated "Low-overhead FNs" on the Release 5 CD? Robert P.