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Re: [perl #116889] bigint addition incorrectly results in NaN

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From:
Jay Rogers
Date:
March 5, 2013 03:29
Subject:
Re: [perl #116889] bigint addition incorrectly results in NaN
Message ID:
CAPPmaR+YKuCGovtyA70HYf8c--ib_ZFXrmtmXN7pRsQbCQ+XmA@mail.gmail.com
Aaron,

Thanks so much for your work to improve perl.

I do not agree with your reduction of the bug.

The documentation of bigint describes it as
"Transparent BigInteger support for Perl".  The
problem arises when some code that does a "use
bigint" invokes a module that did not do a "use
bigint".  This causes the module to fail.

If this problem is not fixed, then the bigint
documentation should be changed to acknowledge
that it is not transparent and that its use may
cause CPAN modules to fail.

--
Jay Rogers

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