[Maxima] Tests fail for Maxima (HEAD) with ECL 8.12.0
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 12:36:43 CDT 2009
On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 6:23 PM, Raymond Toy <toy.raymond at gmail.com> wrote:
> The spec doesn't say how (+ a b) should be computed
> when a and b are floats. So what?
So, due to this & many other gaps, it's impossible to write a
portable program. That's a serious deficiency for Maxima.
> (Does any language specify that?)
Java comes to mind.
> My take on this is that it has to do with the quality of the
> implementation. Implementations should try to do the "right" thing,
> but are required to do so.
If only the spec didn't leak all over the place, there would be
less room for guesswork.
> It would certainly be nice if this were fixed. I already asked (as you
> know) about it on the ecl list.
Well, maybe if you point out the relevant fragment of code
from CMUCL, it could speed the process along.
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