From: Paul Giaccone (paulg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-15 07:43:42
Paul A Bristow wrote:
>I have also re-tested this on VS 2005 release :-(((
>My test and/or memory was obviously faulty.
>Using 100 tests with nextafter, starting with the value you found faulty, I
>find 38 failures (all one bit wrong on input) - about the one third I found
>in previous tests.
>So I confirm my view that this is a Microsoft 'Lack Of Quality Feature'.
>To be fair, this is a rather hard problem, though there are proven solutions
>which have been proposed, but not widely implemented, as I asked about and
>got some info on a recent post.
>But I fear that this does NOT help you just now. Sorry.
>I am having a crack at using the Burger and Dvbvig method but have yet to
>fully understand it.
OK, thanks for your investigations. I have a workaround but it would be
better if it just worked, of course.
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