RH6.1 coredump: float("10.01")
jbauer at rubic.com
Sun May 7 18:22:51 EDT 2000
I recently discovered a problem using the built-in
float() function on a client's RedHat 6.1 server.
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
If I use float() or string.atof() against any string
whose absolute value is greater than "10.0", I get
a core dump.
I've duplicated this problem in C (egcs-2.91.66)
on this particular machine, so it's not a problem
with the Python interpreter. No problem on various
SuSE Linuxes using egcs-2.91.66.
The tim-bot will say it's my just desserts for even
considering using floats in my code. <wink>
If anyone can confirm this problem on RedHat 6.1
(and even better, point me to a solution), please
email me privately -- or post to this list, if you
think it's relevant. Thanks.
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