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Re: Floating point error
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 13:44:44 PST
From: Kipp the Kidd <email@example.com>
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At 01:43 AM 3/13/96 PST, Mark R. Bowyer wrote:
>> It appears that there's a problem with floating point in 1.8.0p1...
>> On a MOO running 1.8.0beta3 and on another running beta2:
>> => 1.6
>> On a MOO running 1.8.0p1 and on ANOTHER running p1:
>> => 1.6000000000000001
>Your floating point errors, as previously discussed in MOO-Cows, are far
more likely to be due to your maths library and your host
>than to the MOO server itself. That's why you get different results on
>different machines. It works perfectly under Solaris 2.3 and 2.5, BTW.
>Pavel can't be blamed for the condition of libm on your system. Not really
>*you* can do about it either, I'm afraid, unless you can patch/upgrade your
>Maybe we should compile a list over MOO-Cows of which revs of which OSs have
>these FP resolution problems? Maybe someone would like to write a patch to do
>rounding to 5dp or something in the builtins to try to aleviate this?
My computer does this too... I want a patch! It didn't do this in beta2...
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