Re: Division in C++

"Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk" <qrczak@knm.org.pl>
12 Jul 2005 05:12:04 -0400

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From: "Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk" <qrczak@knm.org.pl>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers,gnu.g++.help
Date: 12 Jul 2005 05:12:04 -0400
Organization: Klub Nieszkodliwych =?iso-8859-2?q?Manjak=F3w?=
References: 05-07-046
Keywords: C++, arithmetic

Onno Garms <garms@gmx.de> writes:


> while (1)
> {
> c = a/b;
> if (a/b<=c) break;
> }
> }
>
> Can anybody explain why this hangs?


C and C++ allow a compiler to compute floating point expressions with
greater precision than apparent in the type, unless the value is
stored in a variable or explicitly cast.


> - if (static_cast<double>(a/b)<=c)
> endless loop


This looks like a bug in the compiler, a cast should cut off excess
precision.


gcc has an option to turn this off: -ffloat-store


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