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bug#5916: XFLOAT_DATA and signed zeroes


From: Vincent Lefevre
Subject: bug#5916: XFLOAT_DATA and signed zeroes
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 01:39:23 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20-6072-vl-r35499 (2010-04-03)

Hi,

I don't know whether there's really a bug (I haven't tested the
trunk), but someone pointed a suspicious macro[*]. The change
(on 2009-08-17) is here:

http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git/commit/?id=6f0c16bc45815337d520a9393f8de5f9c14a06d4

It is said:

  lisp.h (XFLOAT_DATA): Produce an rvalue by adding 0 to the value.

However, adding 0 has another side effect on floats: the 0 is
converted into +0.0 (due to the addition with a double), so that
a -0.0 is transformed into a +0.0.

Could someone try the following?

  (/ 1.0 (- 0.0))

The correct result should be -1.0e+INF (negative infinity).

[*] 
http://groupes.codes-sources.com/article-emacs-lisp-sera-iee754-fut-0x-p0-toujours-470516.aspx

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