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Re: build failure (alpha-current): floating point exception 8

On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 05:45:34PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> In article <>,
> Christos Zoulas <> wrote:
> >Ouch. These are IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 functions, and are extensions to the 
> >ISO C
> >standard. Strtod is supposed so return HUGE_VAL if the value is going to
> >overflow. HUGE_VAL in term is defined to be infinity in our implementation,
> >but is that guaranteed to be that way? I am not sure. Anyway, it seems that
> >inf == inf traps on non-ieee hardware, so we need to take care of it somehow.
> >perhaps using memcmp()? I really don't want to longjmp out of a signal 
> >handler
> >to solve this.
> Does this work?

Yes. Rump libs build fine ... Thanks.

Nicolas Joly

Biological Software and Databanks.
Institut Pasteur, Paris.

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