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From: Jarkko Hietaniemi
February 27, 2000 10:31
Message ID: 200002271830.UAA04814@alpha.hut.fi
Ilya, *what* is t/op/numconvert.t trying to test, really?
Especially, why is the test bailing out (because "Unsigned arithmethic
is not sane") on 64-bit builds? (Either natively 64-bit or gcc's long
I'm asking because it seems there is no reason to bail out.
If I remove the exit, the test completely succeeds in Digital UNIX
(alpha, natively 64-bit), in Solaris 2.7 (sparc, using gcc's long
long), and Linux 2.2.13 (ix86 using gcc's long long), and I have a
report from Steven Hirsch of IBM that a natively 64-bit AIX tests out
fine too if he just removes the exit. Here's what the variables
controlling bailing out are:
# max_uv1 = 4294967295, max_uv2 = 4294967295, big_iv = 68719476720
$jhi++; # http://www.iki.fi/jhi/
# There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
# It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen
by Jarkko Hietaniemi