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[Help-smalltalk] Re: [CFT] GNU Smalltalk 2.3.4 close to release

From: Thomas Girard
Subject: [Help-smalltalk] Re: [CFT] GNU Smalltalk 2.3.4 close to release
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 12:38:29 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 12:01:18PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> Actually it does not depend on the OS, but rather on the availability of 
> GMP.  It is a stupid off-by-one error in LargeInteger division.  When 
> the result of the division has a number >=128 in its MSB, the result is 
> turned into a negative number.
> The easiest fix is to allocate an extra byte for the result, since 
> #primDivide: is supposed to run on positive numbers only.
> Paolo

I can confirm that With the patch you provided the test suite runs without
any problem on MacOS 10.4.9.

Congratulations Paolo!


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