[fpc-devel] patch to make math.pp more D7 compatible

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Sun Jul 16 18:38:35 CEST 2006

Florian Klaempfl wrote:
> Burkhard Carstens wrote:
>> Tha attached patch changes the statistic functions (sum, mean, stddev 
>> etc.) to expect "array of double" instead of "array of float". 
>> For most of the functions, I left the result values of type float as in 
>> D7, they are also type extended. Only for minvalue and maxvalue, I 
>> changed the result also to double, because it doesn't make sense to 
>> have higher precision here and D7 does the same.
>> This changes might be problematic on platforms where double is not 
>> supported (if any), but as there are other functions using double in 
>> math.pp, I didn't care about this.
> This is probably ancient stuff so for new stuff we should care about it
> :) I'll try to modify your patch.

After a second thought I applied it unmodified because architectures not
supporting double will map it an appropriate type anyways.

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