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Re: operation of 'round' function

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: operation of 'round' function
Date: 07 Feb 2002 18:20:55 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

address@hidden (Deepak Goel) writes:

> > Your interpretation of the docstring is incorrect.  The docstring
> > actually says nothing about what should happen in the cases when
> > the fractional part is exactly 0.5.  
> And in such cases, the 'standard' solution is indeed to round it to
> the nearest even integer...

It should be mentioned in the docstring whether Emacs in this case is
guaranteed to round to even, or whether this depends on the
machine/compiler combination on which Emacs is compiled.

Apart from which, this case should be mentioned in any form in the doc
string in the first place.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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