[Maxima] gcd problem
raymond.toy at ericsson.com
Wed Feb 14 16:36:38 CST 2007
Robert Dodier wrote:
> 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.
I'd have to check to be sure, but I suspect GCL is one of the more
trusting compilers. If you say fixnum, GCL believes you, at whatever
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