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Re: [Gcl-devel] Bug in mpz_get_d

From: Enrique Perez-Terron
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] Bug in mpz_get_d
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 10:41:58 +0100

On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 04:23 +0100, Enrique Perez-Terron wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-12-11 at 15:12 -0500, Camm Maguire wrote:
> > >(float a)
> > 
> > 1.0715086071862672E301
> > 
> > >(float (1+ a))
> > 
> > 1.0715086071862673E301

But there is just one bit of difference:


(double, high address byte printed first on x86)

If stability is desired, mpfr is the one to use. GMP does not aim at
stability, as far as I understand. mpfr is specifically "sold" as GMP
with correct rounding, even if it has grown beyond that.


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