OIC. I was under the impression that the C math libraries deal with numbers of
high precision better than Livecode does, perhaps themselves generating errors
on overflow. Maybe that is not the case.

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Bob S
> On Aug 9, 2017, at 10:11 , Mark Wieder via use-livecode
> <use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
> 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
> ahsoftw...@gmail.com
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