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Re: [Bug-apl] Does not build on powerpc platforms (or anything with ldb

From: Daniel Kolesa
Subject: Re: [Bug-apl] Does not build on powerpc platforms (or anything with ldbl range == dbl range)
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:20:53 +0200
User-agent: Cyrus-JMAP/3.1.6-730-g63f2c3b-fmstable-20190622v1

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019, at 21:08, Dr. Jürgen Sauermann wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
>  thanks, fixed in *SVN 1177*.


indeed, that fixes build. I created a relevant patch backport for my 


>  Best regards,
>  Jürgen
> On 6/25/19 2:10 AM, Daniel Kolesa wrote:
>> Since after 1.7 the src/Tokenizer.cc code has been changed to use 
>> precomputed tables for exponent, but now the compilation fails with

Tokenizer.cc:769:4: error: floating constant exceeds range of 'long double' 

This is because on powerpc, depending on libc, long double is either "quad 
precision" double-double format (which has the same range as an ordinary 
double, just higher precision) or simply the same type as a regular double. 
Reverting to the older code fixes the problem.

- q66


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