Error in "pow" on Itanium

Robert Hundt rhundt at
Thu Apr 6 04:26:54 CEST 2000

Hi @ll,

Running Python 1.5.2 as a 64-bit process on Itanium delivers an error in
test_pow. The test delivers different results whenever run! Sometimes it
even succeeds!

I looked into the sources of do_pow etc. but was not able to ficure out,
what exactly is happening there. It seems not to be safe for every
64-bit architecture. Is that right? Any pointers are highly appreciated.

Thanks in anticipation
Robert Hundt  HP  408-447-0546  rhundt at

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