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bug#5754: Bytecomp Arithmetic test failed

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#5754: Bytecomp Arithmetic test failed
Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2010 09:25:10 +0300

> From: Chong Yidong <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2010 18:40:59 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden
> The key is that if I compile Emacs with CFLAGS="-g", then
> (funcall
>  (byte-compile
>   (list 'lambda nil
>       (quote (let ((a (expt 2 -1074)) (b 0.125)) (* a 8 b))))))
> returns 0.0.  If I compile Emacs with CFLAGS="-g -O2", then it returns
> 5e-324.
> It looks like this may be a compiler bug.

I doubt it.  I see this in GCC 3.4.x; the chances that two very
different versions have the same bug are less than slim, I think.

I'd suspect some bug in our code, before considering a GCC bug.

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