[fpc-devel]const bug in compiler?

andrew johnson acjgenius at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 13 00:21:56 CET 2002

yes.. I figured that that was what was CAUSING the error.. but that
wasn't the point. The point was the compiler crashed for no good
reason.. I would understand a "value exceeds size of IEEE Double" error
or the like and in -d2 mode give a warning and simply map it to


On Tue, 2002-11-12 at 16:44, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> > I was just attempting to port a bit of code from Delphi 2 and got a "FPE
> > Error in Compiler" it happened in both 1.0.7 and 1.1, on the following
> > snippet :
> []
> By performing intensive meditation on your short above snippet, I guess
> that this is probably because you are exceeding the size of an IEEE double,
> and Delphi2 maps it to a extended.
> Though FPC's numerical library is still very ugly and rough, the exact
> values you are probably looking for, are defined in package numlib, unit
> "typ" (though you can't easily get to them, they are encoded):
>  2.220446049250313E-016 (eps)
>  1.797693134862316E+308 (largest double)
>  2.225075980502992E-308 (smallest)
> for double, and
>  1.0842021724855044E-0019
>  9.9918856055392512E+4931
>  3.6451995318824746E-4951
> for extended.
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