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Re: Floating point improvements
- To: (BUG LISPM) at MIT-AI
- Subject: Re: Floating point improvements
- From: MOON@MIT-AI (Sent by MOON0@MIT-AI)
- Date: Sat ,18 Mar 79 18:56:14 EDT
UCADR 434 fixes bugs in floating-point divide and bignum remainder.
These bug fixes fix a bug in floating-point read. I made a few cosmetic
changes to read which I don't think fixed any bugs.
I have extensively revised the floating-point printer. It no longer has
an array, which prevented it from working recursively and reentrantly,
it has bugs fixed, and it prints flonums with full precision instead of
small-flonum precision. The necessary routines are there to allow
~E and ~F in FORMAT to be implemented easily. Note: this version of PRINT
will not work in microcode older than 434, due to above-mentioned bugs.