Subject: Re: bin/36816: [dM] sort -n mis-sorts -ve numbers
To: None <,,>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/22/2007 04:20:03
The following reply was made to PR bin/36816; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
To: Alan Barrett <>
Subject: Re: bin/36816: [dM] sort -n mis-sorts -ve numbers
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:10:16 -0400 (EDT)

 >> 	sort(1) mis-sorts negative numbers under at least some
 >> 	circumstances.  I haven't explored the envelope of the bug
 >> 	much.
 > Have you tried the patch in PR 30504?  This looks like one of the
 > problems with trailing zeros that was supposed to have been fixed by
 > that patch.
 No, I didn't try it; since the test case given in 30504 didn't
 (mis)behave as outlined in the PR, I guessed it wasn't very relevant.
 The patch in 30504 (the second one) does make the symptom I saw go
 away, though, so you are quite likely right that it is another
 manifestation of the same bug.  Thank you; I'll run with this patch
 unless and until either I find something it breaks (that I consider
 more important than this) or a new release comes out with an in-tree
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