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Re: [Chicken-users] Bug in the numbers egg?

From: John.Cowan
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Bug in the numbers egg?
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 18:20:29 -0400
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Thomas Chust scripsit:

> This result is apparently wrong. Nevertheless it has the correct 
> magnitude. I wonder whether this is some kind of amplified rounding 
> error or a more serious problem.

On my system (Cygwin, gcc 3.4.4) the result is even worse:
which is again the right magnitude but has only 1 significant digit correct!

> Any idea or work around is appreciated.

According to the GMP home page at , many versions of gcc
miscompile GMP due to too-aggressive optimizations.  We may need another
library (or, Ghu forbid, a different C compiler).

Try reinstalling libgmp from source.

John Cowan                              <address@hidden>    
                Charles li reis, nostre emperesdre magnes,
                Set anz totz pleinz ad ested in Espagnes.

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