[Ecls-list] Re: Still seeing (random <larger integer>) ==> 0

Juan Jose Garcia Ripoll lisp at arrakis.es
Fri Mar 11 06:15:15 UTC 2005

Paul F. Dietz wrote:

> I have managed to make the problem go away, by specifying the
> C compiler to be gcc 2.96.  The previous version was gcc 3.2.2
> (the default in Redhat 9).  I suspect there's either a compiler
> bug or some problem in the RANDOM code that the newer, perhaps
> more C-stanard-assuming compiler is tripping up on. 

I had a look at the code (num_rand.c) and it looks really harmless to 
me: integers converted to floats, and then some operations on them. 
Maybe the order of the type conversions is changed in some way by GCC.


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