"applications must take care not to overflow the exponent"

Bruce M. Axtens bruce.axtens at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 08:44:43 CET 2009

G'day everyone.

The manual says, "mpf functions and variables have no special notion of 
infinity or not-a-number, and applications must take care not to 
overflow the exponent or results will be unpredictable. This might 
change in a future release."

 From a reactive point of view, how does one tell if one has overflowed 
the exponent? Or, from the proactive, how can one tell if exponent 
overflow is likely?

Kind regards,

More information about the gmp-discuss mailing list