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. 

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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