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bug#11913: Unusual Emacs 24.1 arithmetic error (abs) on i386 machine


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#11913: Unusual Emacs 24.1 arithmetic error (abs) on i386 machine
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:02:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Glenn Morris <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:51:29 -0400
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> 
>> Rob Browning wrote:
>> 
>> > This was the original error:
>> >
>> >   cal-hebrew.el:819:56:Error: Arithmetic error: "abs", 8.0
>> 
>> I'm sorry, personally I have no idea what to do about this.
>> Hopefully someone else on this list does...
>
> Do we even understand how this error happens?  There's nothing even
> close to a reference to 'abs' on that line of cal-hebrew.el in my copy
> of Emacs 24.1.

Let alone why should (abs 8.0) raise an arithmetic error.  That looks
much like a bug in the system library.  It would be nice to know the
actual errno value.

Andreas.

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