[Ecls-list] New 'random bug in 9.12.1

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 1 22:23:50 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 10:54 PM, Waldek Hebisch
<hebisch at math.uni.wroc.pl> wrote:
> Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll
>> No, a different bug related to RANDOM was reported yesterday afternoon
>> and I produced a fix that seems to work on the systems which I could
>> test. Obviously the sample was not large enough and it breaks for
>> 64-bits machines. What I can't explain is why the test farm did not
>> reveal the problem this morning.
> Maybe it _sometimes_ works?  Today on my machine I see the same problem
> as Pascal Costanza.  After setting time back one day (random 100)
> crashed but I was able to do
> (random (expt 2 10000))
> After setting time to correct value the above crashes.  As far as
> I remember the testcase I reported worked yesterday using version
> I pulled from git.  Today the same version has problem...

I have changed the code and am running it in a 64-bits box as well. I
think I have identified the two problems that orginated the random
random bug. When I finish I will produce a patched tarball.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but please understand that these things
do not happen on purpose.


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