[Ecls-list] Trying to settle things for the summer (Maxima related stuff)

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Sat Jun 19 15:57:44 UTC 2010

I want to stabilize the source tree again. My goal is to ensure that all
optimizations introduced so far work and make at least two big pieces of
software work, Maxima and OpenAxiom. In the process, though, I try will
check whether some other libraries break due to the type inference and
optimization algorithms.

As far as I can tell, after turning the type propagator messages into style
warnings, Maxima works again. Executing "make check" produces some new
errors that I was not aware of, but I am not sure whether this comes from
further development in the Maxima sources.

One thing that I have not yet implemented is the requested "fix" to one
special function where greater accuracy is expected for complex-integer
input, while ECL interprets that it has to work in single float precision. I
am still doubtful about the semantics. Furthermore, the code for that extra
precision in one marginal case has a great impact in the performance of the
function, adding more branches, which is why I am still hesitating to do a
quick "fix".

I would welcome some other warnings about stuff that does not work but which
previously did.


Instituto de Física Fundamental, CSIC
c/ Serrano, 113b, Madrid 28006 (Spain)
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