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bug#21901: bit shift wrong on maximal right shift

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: bug#21901: bit shift wrong on maximal right shift
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 18:02:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

On Fri 13 Nov 2015 11:22, Zefram <address@hidden> writes:

> With Guile 2.0.11:
> scheme@(guile-user)> (ash 123 (ash -1 63))
> $1 = 123
> Correct result would of course be zero.  Problem only occurs for
> exactly this shift distance: one bit less produces the right answer.
> Problem also occurs on Guile 1.8.8.  Looking at the implementation,
> the problem is attributable to the negation of the shift distance,
> which in twos-complement fails to produce the expected positive result.
> Note the resemblance to bug #14864, fixed in 2.0.10.  This bug is of
> very similar form, but is distinct.  The test cases of #14864 pass for
> me on the 2.0.11 that shows the problem with a 2^63 bit shift.  My bug
> does occur with the rnrs bitwise-arithmetic-shift-right, which was used
> in #14864, as well as with ash.

Fascinating, thank you!  Also occurs on 2.1.3.


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