[Maxima] gcd problem

Robert Dodier robert.dodier at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 09:30:58 CST 2007


On 2/14/07, Raymond Toy <raymond.toy at ericsson.com> wrote:

>     Stavros> *silent* failure is almost always unacceptable.  *IF* we are going to use
>     Stavros> integer arithmetic, we have to err out in the case of overflow.  I don't
>     Stavros> think there are mechanisms for doing that in all (any?) of the Lisps we run
>     Stavros> in without using generic arithmetic.
>
> I agree that we need to do something.  An explicit check might be
> necessary, but perhaps only for GCL.

Maybe it is enough to adjust the GCL compiler flags -- maybe the
flags are set to favor speed over safety. I don't know for sure.

Robert


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