Bug#463385: libmath-numbercruncher-perl: Some methods hanging after a while

Martín Ferrari martin.ferrari at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 14:13:13 UTC 2008

Hi Gilles,

On Jan 31, 2008 7:45 AM, Gilles Sadowski <gilles.sadowski at ulb.ac.be> wrote:
> Package: libmath-numbercruncher-perl

> Then (less easy to find out what is going on) some methods apparently hang
> when used repeatedly (i.e. in a loop): the program continue running but
> doesn't do anything useful (but doesn't seem to consume more more and more
> memory).  It happens (at least) with 'Distance' and 'StandardDeviation'.
> After noticing the problem, I changed the code to call my own version of
> these functions, and the program ran to completion.

Well, if the program continues running, that sounds more like you're
looping on a condition that's never met. Could you please send us a
snippet of code that can reproduce this problem? If you can also send
the alternative, working version too, great.


Martín Ferrari

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