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Re: A BUG of 64-bit integer addition

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: A BUG of 64-bit integer addition
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 17:19:11 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Jürgen Kahrs scripsit:

> This is not an error, but a feature.
> As far as I know, it is intentional that gawk uses 
> a portable data type that produces the same result
> on every machine.

Does it?  The C double type is not technically portable, although it is
portable on all modern CPUs.

John Cowan  address@hidden    http://ccil.org/~cowan
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but the Mumak of Harad was indeed a beast of vast bulk, and the like of him
does not walk now in Middle-earth; his kin that live still in latter days are
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