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Re: bc

From: Wolfgang Schludi
Subject: Re: bc
Date: 26 Sep 2000 09:54:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.0807 (Gnus v5.8.7) Emacs/20.7

address@hidden (Chris Young) writes:

> bc seems to segmentation fault when fed any expression longer than 127
> characters.  I'm using bc 1.05 under Linux 2.2.16.  You probably already
> know about this problem.
> bc 1.05
> Copyright 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
> For details type `warranty'.
> 143094309214+143094309214+143094309214+143094309214+143094309214+143094309214+143094309214+143094309214+143094309214+143094309214+143094309214
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I get the same behaviour with bc-1.05 on all our linux-boxes (rh-5.2,
rh-6.2). However on UnixWare 2.1.3 and on HP-UX 10.20 I get the
correct results. Seems to be a linux- (maybe lib(c?)-) specific problem.


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