[fpc-pascal]Overflow problem with exponentiation

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Thu Oct 10 07:29:38 CEST 2002

> I am having problems with overflows using Exp().
> Looking at the documentation, it appears that Exp
> is limited to a real result, but I need a larger
> number than that (the "Extended" floating
> point type is large enough).
> At least one other mathematical function (i.e., ABS) will
> accept any real type and return a result of the same type,
> and it would be nice if Exp, Ln, etc did this too.
> In the meantime, can anyone suggest a work-around
> (perhaps a special Extended Exp function)?

The Exp() function is declared with Extended. The documentation needs to
be updated

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