Re: Test tstdiomisc fails when multiplication of NAN by -1 results in NAN
On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 12:37 PM, John David Anglin
> You have found a bug. The code should xor the sign bit when doing
> negation. The existing code doesn't work for NANs. I'll try to
> fix negdf2 and negsf2.
Should I file a bug?
>> Then it loads something which I assume *should* be -1, but isn't:
>> .word -1074790400
>> .word 0
>> What is this value, it's 0xbff0000000000000 e.g. -1.875. Should it be
>> 0xbf80000000000000 e.g. -1.0 exactly, but it's not? Is this a mistake?
> I believe 0xbff0000000000000 is the correct double representation
> for -1.0. 0xbf800000 is the float representation for -1.0.
You are correct, I've checked for 64-bit, and this is correct. I was
accidentally using the 32-bit float formats.
However, there is a bug in gdb then, which shows the NaN value as a
32-bit value and interprets only the top 32-bits of the 64-bit double
-1.0 and displays -1.875 as if it were a 32-bit float.