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Re: lib/45372: A bug in pow(3)

The following reply was made to PR lib/45372; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: lib/45372: A bug in pow(3)
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 23:26:58 +0000

 On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 10:35:02AM +0000, Jukka Ruohonen wrote:
  > Since this is about IEEE floating point specification and about
  > the core C language, indeed I agree that there should be no room
  > for divergence, unlike with, say, POSIX that is always open to
  > discussion.
 Indeed. It's kind of odd though; usually when floating-point
 operations lead to nonsense results there's a reason that follows from
 the properties of floating-point numbers; in this case though I really
 don't see what. I guess it must be for consistency with something
 David A. Holland

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