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Vadim Konovalov
July 10, 2001 14:17
4294967296 .. 4294967299 problem again
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> > >   I discovered the strtoul() bug and Nick jumped on it and had a
> > >   patch to me within 24 hours. As it happens, I discovered the
> because it wasn't that big, and I'd been thinking about it for a few
> weeks, so as all the preparation was in place it wasn't exactly difficult.
> > >   next day that this bug is fixed in version 6.1.0.
> >
> > I discovered strtoul() bug in Borland CRT and decided to report it to
> > Borland.
> > I afraid that fix should be more generic, at least it should include all
> > Borland compilers. (5.6.x did not had this problem because test suite
> > not tested this).
> >
> > Nick, could you please extend your effort into Borland(win32)?
> > If not, please guide me correct way, and I'll try to fix this myself.
> I think that Nick meant me, rather than Nick I-S.

Oops, sorry for confusion!

> I remember the Borland CRT bug (and IIRC it was failing to set errno for
> 4294967296 .. 4294967299).

Yes, I remember that discussion
I just thought it calmed down, but it appeared that problem was considered
to be resolved.

> The patch I supplied and Jarkko committed was in toke.c, not just for
> QNX (was it?) so should solve Borland problems for bleadperl.

It does not solved the problem, probably because problem is deeper in
Borland case:

(for perl@11148)
Failed Test Stat Wstat Total Fail  Failed  List of Failed
op/arith.t               109    4   3.67%  17-18 24 54
 (3 subtests UNEXPECTEDLY SUCCEEDED), 38 tests and 177 subtests skipped.
Failed 1/422 test scripts, 99.76% okay. 4/23037 subtests failed, 99.98%

> So I'm a bit confused - what still needs doing?

Ok, many things are clearier now, I'll trace that problem again, will tell
you what is currently wrong and will try to fix it.

Best wishes,

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