[Maxima] Testsuite Failure in today's CVS trunk
raymond.toy at ericsson.com
Wed Nov 26 11:43:37 CST 2008
David Ronis wrote:
> Here it is:
> (%i1) double_factorial(10.0);
> (%o1) 3839.999999999999
That's what I get. Something is wrong when the testsuite is run. If
you use the old testsuite/threshold, does the test still fail?
> BTW you mentioned you were on Solaris. If memory serves me correctly,
> doesn't a sun have 1 more digit in the mantissa as opposed to the
> exponent? That might explain the difference.
Nope. Sun has straight IEEE754 double-float numbers, unlike x86 with
it's 80-bit long floats and its kind-of 64-bit double-float numbers.
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