issue 7006 - std.math.pow (integral, integral) crashes on negative exponents
rene.heldmaier at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 08:23:58 UTC 2019
On Tuesday, 17 December 2019 at 12:40:10 UTC, Timon Gehr wrote:
> On 16.12.19 13:25, Johannes Loher wrote:
>> I admit that Timon’s explanations sounded a bit harsh
> I reported an obvious issue. It's really a no-brainer, but some
> people somehow feel the need to intervene and argue in favour
> of the trivially wrong behavior (this is an issue of basic
> arithmetic), calling my precious code nonsensical or trying to
> argue that I must not be aware that built-in integer types have
> finite precision, etc.
It's integer arithmetic, so it should just return 0 if the
mathematically correct result would be less than 1.
A short example:
int a = 5;
int b = 25;
int c = a / b;
Should this throw an exception or cause a divide by zero error?
If not, why should the "^^" operator behave different?
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