That Linux Squeak 2.3 float error again

Richard L. Peskin rlpcon at
Wed Feb 24 15:29:57 UTC 1999

Since I started this thread I want to thank all those who have contributed.
I think the problem is identified and many useful suggestions have been

This fp problem really points to a more generic problem in computing,
namely that "numerical algorithms" alone are unlikey to be sufficient for
many mathematical problems. The subject problem of this thread is a good
illustration of why symbolic (e.g. computer algebra) libraries are needed
to work alongside numerical libraries. Some of us are working on just such
libraries, and Squeak is a good prototyping environment.
--dick peskin

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