From: Joel de Guzman (djowel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-19 13:41:11
----- Original Message -----
From: "Victor A. Wagner, Jr." <vawjr_at_[hidden]>
> <only slightly jesting>
> you left out "the C way"
> 4) just do modular arithmetic and leave it up to the programmer to "know"
> what's wrong
> or as Scott Meyers keeps saying (I paraphrase) "When in doubt, do what int
> </only slightly jesting>
> I don't have a good answer here.
> Most computers (that I've played with over the years) gave the answer
> modulo (max value + 1) and a flag (or trap) commonly called overflow.
> Most HLLs just give answer modulo (max value +1) and no way to even detect
> IMO, you're breaking new ground here (unfortunately)
1. AFAIK, what you are saying is implementation defined
2. There's a reason why modulo is not an option (sloooow, if I'm not mistaken)
3. Boost PP *IS* breaking new ground
Again 2c worth.
> At Saturday 2002/10/19 10:22, you wrote:
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Joel de Guzman" <djowel_at_[hidden]>
> > > > 1) return a known (and detectable) error state
> > > > 2) saturate at the greatest value
> > > > 3) cause a glorious preprocessor failure
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Definitely 2.
> > >
> > > 2c worth
> > > --Joel
> >That's what I'm leaning toward as well. Thanks for the 2c Joel.
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