[Maxima] printf with bigfloats

Robert Dodier robert.dodier at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 19:00:57 CDT 2009


On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 5:49 PM, Edwin Woollett <woollett at charter.net> wrote:

> A fresh session with Maxima 5.17.1
> windows xp
>
> First use of this function is weird,
>  second try works:

> (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2)
> (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2)
> (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2)
> (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2)
> (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2)
> (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2) (%i2)

I',m pretty sure this is caused by a bug in GCL's implementation of
READ-CHAR-NO-HANG, and I think it's triggered by autoloading printf.
Do you get the spurious prompts if you just enter some printf call by
itself? I committed a work around recently. It will be in the next
version (April).

best

Robert Dodier


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