Why is #pragma STDC FENV_ACCESS not supported?

I'll give some data points from our OpenVMS Itanium (and Alpha)
platforms where we support multiple IEEE modes and dynamic rounding in
our C and Fortran compilers (we don't have actual FENV_ACCESS in our C
product but you can come close).

On the command line, you get to pick IEEE modes with:



 Selects the IEEE floating\-point mode to be used\.


  FAST              During program execution, only finite values \(no
                    infinities, NaNs, or denorms\) are created\.
                    Exceptional conditions, such as floating point
                    overflow and divide by zero, are fatal\.
  UNDERFLOW\_TO\_ZERO Generate infinities and NaNs\.  Flush
                    denormalized results and underflow to zero
                    without exceptions\.
  DENORM\_RESULTS    Same as UNDERFLOW\_TO\_ZERO, except that denorms
                    are generated\.  This is the default for I64
  INEXACT           Same as DENORM\_RESULTS, except that inexact
                    values are trapped\.  This is the slowest mode\.

and rounding modes



 For /FLOAT=IEEE\_MODE, the /ROUNDING\_MODE qualifier lets you select
 one of the following IEEE rounding modes:

  o  NEAREST \(default\)

And "strict" modes



 Controls compiler assumptions\.  You may select the following


       Specifies whether certain code transformations that affect
       floating\-point operations are allowed\.  These changes may or
       may not affect the accuracy of the program's results\.

       If you specify NOACCURACY\_SENSITIVE, the compiler is free to
       reorder floating\-point operations, based on algebraic
       identities \(inverses, associativity, and distribution\)\.  This
       allows the compiler to move divide operations outside of
       loops, improving performance\.

       The default, ACCURACY\_SENSITIVE, directs the compiler to use
       only certain scalar rules for calculations\.  This setting can
       prevent some optimization\.

if you pick DYNAMIC, you can then use a system call
(SYS$IEEE_SET_ROUNDING_MODE) to change the value. We warn in our
manuals that /ROUNDING=DYNAMIC may have a significant performance
impact. The idea is that you set the mode [the routine returns the
prior mode], do you work, put the old mode back. You would collect such
code into its own module and compile with with DYNAMIC but compile the
majority of your code with the defaults.

We've had our default be "strict" with /ASSUME=ACCURACY_SENSITIVE for
years and let people specify NOACCURACY if desired. We don't tie it to
any optimization level. It is a separate knob.