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[Moon at SCRC-TENEX: short-float-negative-epsilon]
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- Subject: [Moon at SCRC-TENEX: short-float-negative-epsilon]
- From: Robert A. Cassels <Cassels%SCRC-TENEX%MIT-MC@SU-DSN>
- Date: Fri, 03 Jun 1983 16:23:00 -0000
Received: from SCRC-BULLDOG by SCRC-TENEX with CHAOS; Wed 30-Mar-83 17:22:23-EST
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 1983 21:20:00 -0000
From: David A. Moon <Moon@SCRC-TENEX>
Cc: common-lisp%su-ai@su-score, Cassels@SCRC-TENEX
Am I correct in guessing that the arguments to - in the Lisp-code definition
of short-float-negative-epsilon in the Laser edition are backwards? The
code as it stands is clearly bogus. If the arguments to - are backwards,
then negative-epsilon would be the smallest positive number that you
can subtract from 1.0 and get a different answer than 1.0.
This hasn't been fixed in the latest version of the manual we have.