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Re: netbsd build update

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: netbsd build update
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 20:50:26 -0700
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm not sure exactly what these functions do, but are you advocating
> we should ignore floating point errors?   It's ok to turn off FPE's if
> we can ensure that the result of a floating point error will be NaN,
> but if not, then I would rather have PSPP crash, than to carry on and
> give erroneous output.

Yes, the result should be a NaN, and PSPP should present that to
the user as a "system-missing" value.  In my opinion, at least.

That is the effect of disabling exceptions, or it should be.
Ben Pfaff 
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