[Rd] qbeta function (FYI, compiler bug)

Morten Welinder terra@diku.dk
7 Jan 2002 16:07:16 -0000

   > this is just to let you know that the qbeta function, which was
   > copied from R into Gnumeric, has been confirmed to be miscompiled
   > by gcc 2.96 on Linux.  (That's Red Hat's compiler.)

   Which version? The ones in RH 7.1 and later has seemed to be quite
   solid [...]

The problem is seen with "gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1
2.96-98)".  That would appear to be newer than yours.

   0.64 is 2.5 years old!  Several things have been fixed since then,

Ahem, :-)  I did look at some point and nothing much had changed.
I've put it on my todo list to have a look.  (We might switch to
GSL since that has more code that we would like to offload from
our backs.  Also, the packing seems to be nicer.  On the other hand,
I have no idea of how reliable it is.)


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