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[Gcl-devel] Re: [Maxima] Re: Bug in maxima

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: [Gcl-devel] Re: [Maxima] Re: Bug in maxima
Date: 29 Apr 2002 22:01:57 -0400

Greetings!  So can anyone boil this down to a small gcl test case for
debugging purposes?  Or point to a small section of maxima code
showing the error?

Take care,

James Amundson <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, 2002-04-29 at 17:00, Cyril Guyot wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 01:01:37PM -0500, James Amundson wrote:
> > > Wow. I admire your patience. How long did it take
> > >   primep(340282366762482138434845932244680310783)
> > > to finish? I lost patience after 30 minutes or so.
> > 
> > It took less than a second and returned FALSE. I suspect it is not
> > actually passing the first pseudo-prime test that Juergen mentioned 
> > earlier. (Btw, what do you mean by pseudo-prime test? Is it just a
> > regular Miller-Rabin test or something else? )
> > 
> > > I use Clisp or CMUCL. It looks like a GCL bug, but it will require a
> > > little more investigation.
> There was a typo there. I meant "IF I use Clisp or CMUCL." I see the bug
> if I use GCL. Sorry for the confusion.
> > It looks likely to be a gcl bug since I am the only one who seems to get
> > those errors. If I am needed for any kind of debugging task, I have some
> > spare time at the moment, so you are welcome to ask me.
> Thanks. I can reproduce the bug. I would appreciate it if you would
> enter the bug in the bug tracking system at
> <http://sf.net/projects/maxima>, though. Be sure to include the two
> shorter primes.
> Thanks again,
> Jim

Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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