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Re: ISO C++ and Octave

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: ISO C++ and Octave
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 20:37:29 -0600

On  1-Feb-2001, Mumit Khan <address@hidden> wrote:

| Speaking of Sun Workshop, I get the following:
|   octave> sqrt (-1)
|   ans = 6.1232e-17 + 1.0000e+00i
| Obviously this doesn't tests like ``sqrt (-1) == 1i'' and tests fail.
|   octave> eps
|   2.2204e-16
| Ideas?

Nope.  That looks pretty bad.  Sort of like

  octave:6> sin (pi)
  ans =  1.2246e-16

(would it really hurt to make this a special case?).


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