Closed
Bug 503595
Opened 14 years ago
Closed 14 years ago
0 w/ modulus disagreement on windows versus linux
Categories
(Core :: JavaScript Engine, defect)
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RESOLVED
FIXED
People
(Reporter: dvander, Assigned: dvander)
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(1 file, 3 obsolete files)
In js shell: x = 2 % 1 x %= 1 1/x On Linux, this produces Infinity. On Windows, it produces Infinity. This is causing the current test breakage on Windows, in tracetests (testModuloWithNegative1).
Comment 1•14 years ago


So, ECMA 262 section 5.2 says: Mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, negation, multiplication, division, and the mathematical functions defined later in this section should always be understood as computing exact mathematical results on mathematical real numbers, which do not include infinities and do not include a negative zero that is distinguished from positive zero. But that's referring to arithmetic done directly in the spec. That is, when the spec says +, it means real math plus, not 32bit plus or IEEE plus or other such garbage. "We'll write out the computery crap explicitly where appropriate." So it's section 11.5.3 that has the rules that count: • If either operand is NaN, the result is NaN. • The sign of the result equals the sign of the dividend. • If the dividend is an infinity, or the divisor is a zero, or both, the result is NaN. • If the dividend is finite and the divisor is an infinity, the result equals the dividend. • If the dividend is a zero and the divisor is finite, the result is the same as the dividend. Thus, the first line computes a 0. (Note that you need to say "uneval(x)" to see the 0.) The second line also computes a 0. The last line should produce a NaN, it seems to me.
Comment 2•14 years ago


Actually, I'm wrong. The result of the expression "1/x" is section 11.5.2, not 11.5.3. Those say: "The sign of the result is positive if both operands have the same sign, negative if the operands have different signs." and then: "Division of a nonzero finite value by a zero results in a signed infinity. The sign is determined by the rule already stated above." Thus, the correct result is Infinity. But please check my work.
Comment 3•14 years ago


I agree the correct result is Infinity. // sign: negative, r = 2  (2 * 1) = 0 ==> x = 0 x = 2 % 1; // x = 0 % 1 ==> dividend 0, divisor finite ==> x = dividend = 0 x = x % 1; // sign: negative, different signs, infinity/nonzero finite produces Infinity, // sign as previously determined (i.e. standard IEEE 754 rules) 1 / x;
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Comment 4•14 years ago


Thanks to jimb's comments I'm fairly convinced that 0 % 1 should be producing 0. IE8 is doing this, despite the fact that Windows fmod(0, 1) returns 0. Fx3 and 3.5 are producing 0 on Windows, and 0 on Linux/OS X. Attached is a patch that adds another special Windows case to fmod(). It'd probably be nicer if callers of fmod() just used js_dmod though.
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Comment 5•14 years ago


Attachment #387983 
Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #388088 
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Comment 6•14 years ago


Attachment #388088 
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Comment 7•14 years ago


Attachment #388089 
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Comment 8•14 years ago


Comment on attachment 388090 [details] [diff] [review] irc nits I'll r+ this for now to fix tinderbox bustage. needs brendan or other peer to take a look, though.
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Comment 9•14 years ago


Comment on attachment 388090 [details] [diff] [review] irc nits Looks ok to me.
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Comment 10•14 years ago


http://hg.mozilla.org/mozillacentral/rev/e502974c740b
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution:  → FIXED
Comment 11•14 years ago


Comment on attachment 388090 [details] [diff] [review] irc nits Don't need a metoo from me here ;). /be
Attachment #388090 
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