r5746 - in trunk/BOOK: general/genutils introduction/welcome

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 20:23:10 PST 2006

On 3/26/06, Bruce Dubbs <bdubbs at swbell.net> wrote:
> Dan Nicholson wrote:
> >
> > I don't care if they're in or not.  I only looked into because that's
> > the policy.  If they're taken out, what should I say?  Saying there's
> > no test suite would be a lie.
> I took a look at this and all the errors are roundoff errors at the last
> digit.

Yes, I got the same thing.  And the same number of errors.

> The only change that needs to be made to the book here is to change the
> sentence:  "Some tests are known to fail, but bc is still useable
> [sic]." to read: "There are a very small percentage of tests (10 of
> 12,144) that will indicate a roundoff error at the last digit."

Fixed.  Thanks.

> I also note that we have:
> for TEST in Test/{checklib,testfn}.b& do
>     echo "quit" | ./bc/bc -l $TEST
> done
> but testfn.b does nothing.  It is merely a function useful for including
> in other tests.  We need to change this to:
> echo "quit" | ./bc/bc -l Test/checklib.b

I guess I just checked which tests actually reported on number of
passes/failures.  Thanks.

Committed in r5753.


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