> I'm getting some failures in the regression tests on 8.2beta1 on IRIX.
> It looks like IRIX (or at least some versions) has a broken strtod.
> The float4 and float8 tests fail,  I've attached a patch to
> tools/adt/float.c that fixes the problem along with the regression output.

That patch is pretty seriously broken (not only because it's not ifdef'd
to apply only on the platform that needs it, but because it'll do the
wrong thing with "infinityinity").  But what I'm really wondering is why
we've not heard of this before?  That code hasn't been changed in quite
some time.

                        regards, tom lane

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