On 08/09/2017 09:56 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
I wonder how much leveraging SQLite can help. SQLite has only basic math 
functions, and you cannot use stored functions, but you CAN map functions to a 
C API. And if you can do THAT, then someone has written a math API, and maybe 
that is a good place to start looking.

The problem isn't with the math libraries. There's nothing wrong with the way the engine deals with math at that level, and I wouldn't expect SQLite to use anything other than the standard math libraries.

The problem I've run into is more at a higher level, dealing with number parsing and runtime overflow detection before truncating input parameters down to unsigned integers and calling the math library.

 Mark Wieder

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