[ruediger.franke@de.abb.com: 1.1.0: wrong negative HUGE_VAL]

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Fri Jun 9 08:07:00 GMT 2000

Anyone know anything about HUGE_VAL?


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From: ruediger.franke@de.abb.com
To: cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com
Subject: 1.1.0: wrong negative HUGE_VAL
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 16:43:14 +0100


yesterday I installed cygwin using setup and internet download from
ftp.sunet.se. Unfortunately my programs developed under B20 don't run anymore
     The problem is that HUGE_VAL contains the wrong negative value
-6.59614e-229. The following test program reproduces my probelm:

#include <math.h>
#include <stdio.h>

int main()
  printf("HUGE_VAL is: %g\n", HUGE_VAL);
  printf(" 1.0/0.0 is: %g\n", 1.0/0.0);

Compiled under 1.1.0, the program produces (using gcc or g++):
HUGE_VAL is: -6.59614e-229
 1.0/0.0 is: Inf

Compiled under B20, it produces the same output when using gcc, but with g++ the
 result is as expected:
HUGE_VAL is: Inf
 1.0/0.0 is: Inf

Can you help?

P.S. here is the output of cygcheck:
(See attached file: cygcheck.out)

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