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Re: Bug#130476: libmath-numbercruncher-perl: fails due to bigfloat?

On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 07:09:45PM -0800, Neil T. Spring wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 08:34:41PM -0600, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> > Comments from your end?  Would you be willing/able to downgrade to a 4.02
> > version? Or would you rather see Math::BigInt override your Perl defaults?
> A downgrade seems like the simplest solution.  I'm only
> using the Average function, so additional features and
> performance improvements from newer releases are unlikely
> to affect me.  (I know, I'm lazy, this was the first thing
> I found that would average the values in an array).

Have a look at libstatistics-descriptive-perl, I packaged that years before
this one.  Even has on-line/off-line mode for running stats. Upstream is
stale for this one, but it works just fine (I use it regularly).

I had a discussion with our fearless Perl maintainer, and will probably add
a Math::BigInt package, pending some testing.

> If the presence of numbercruncher affects others who use
> BigInt, that would be unfortunate.  If it only overrides
> perl defaults for scripts that use NumberCruncher, I don't
> see the harm.  My technical skills aren't here, though,
> so don't take me seriously.

Doesn't your address reveal a CS dept :)


Good judgment comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgment. 
							    -- F. Brooks

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