[Rd] qbeta function (FYI, compiler bug)
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
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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