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bug#9612: sort: avoid a NaN-induced infloop

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#9612: sort: avoid a NaN-induced infloop
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 23:41:05 +0200
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> On 09/27/11 13:07, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> Padding bits can change any time.
> Is there any way to compare the non-padding parts of long doubles?

By ignoring the padding.

> There ought to be *some* way to get the fractional part of a NaN, no?

You need to inspect the bytes of the representation yourself.


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