Bug#350729: cacao: Incorrect result due to computations in extended precision on x86 (regression)

Stephan Michels stephan.michels at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 07:08:33 UTC 2006

On 1/31/06, Vincent Lefevre <vincent at vinc17.org> wrote:
> According to the Java specifications, computations must correspond
> to the IEEE-754 double precision, and the result is incorrect.
> Package cacao 0.93-4 did not have this problem:
> z = 9.007199254740994E15
> d = 0.0

Thank you for finding this bug.
I got a patch from Christian Thalinger and the problem should be
fixed in the next upload.

Stephan Michels.

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