[fpc-devel] Broken frac function in FPC3.1.1 / Windows x86_64

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Apr 27 11:01:40 CEST 2018

On 27/04/18 06:45, Thorsten Engler wrote:
>> But the only responses are by a reporter named Thaddy de Koning,> which are for me totally useless and IMO he did miss the point.It's not the first time the person has been less than helpful...
> After looking through other issues he has commented on, I don't think he has contributed anything beyond, usually wrong, often aggressive and/or insulting, notes on the tracker.

Note that "reporter" means that somebody's not a manager of the bug 
tracker. The designation covers a lot of people who are regular 
contributors to- and testers of- the core FPC code, and it's probably 
unfair for somebody to accuse one of them of trolling without 
considering that.

Having said that, I think that the OP would possibly have made a bit 
more headway if he'd reported it as a simple regression against the 2016 
version of the compiler. I have to say that I don't think Thaddy has 
exactly helped things by implying that a 64-bit double is converted into 
an 80-bit extended on an architecture which doesn't support that type.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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