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Re: Octave Forge: requesting SVN access

From: Oliver Heimlich
Subject: Re: Octave Forge: requesting SVN access
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:51:58 +0200
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Am 04.10.2014 23:24, schrieb Carnë Draug:
> On 2 October 2014 07:17, Oliver Heimlich <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The package shall implement the upcoming IEEE 1788 standard on interval
>> arithmetic. I am a member of the P1788 working group and the standard
>> currently enters the sponsor ballot phase.
>> My GNU octave package is in an early stage atm, but I could already
>> submit some functionality to the public repository under GPL.
> I can create a repository where you can push to, would you prefer
> mercurial or git?  In Octave, we have a preference for mercurial.

Please create a mercurial repository then. Thanks.

> On 2 October 2014 19:51, Oliver Heimlich <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Please find attached a current development version of the code. A lot of
>> functionality is still missing (I have been working on this during spare
>> time for only a few days by now). Feedback is highly appreciated,
>> because this is my first project in GNU Octave.
>> The package comprises only M-files and depends on the package fenv.
> There is a problem with this because the fenv package has been
> unmaintained for too long and is no longer an Octave Forge package.
> Yes, we still have the tarball (there was only one release) available
> for download on the archives, but it does not appear listed [1] and pkg's
> "-forge" flag will no longer install it.
> I just gave the package a try and builds fine.  If it had a test suite
> we could at least know if it's still working properly but as it is, I'd
> guess no since its release was in 2008 and Octave has changed a lot since
> then.
> Carnë
> [1] http://octave.sourceforge.net/packages.php

The fenv package is only required for changing the processor's rounding
mode for floating point arithmetics. I can certainly move this
functionality into the interval package. Then it will be a standalone

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