rng question

Brian Gough bjg@network-theory.co.uk
Sat Dec 17 16:50:00 GMT 2005


Jari Häkkinen writes:
 > No, the attached program does not return from the call to 
 > gsl_rng_uniform_int.
 > 
 > The problem shows up on my powermac running MacOSX 10.4.3 with gcc 
 > version powerpc-apple-darwin8-gcc-4.0.0 (GCC) 4.0.0 20041026 (Apple 
 > Computer, Inc. build 4061).
 > I compile GSL from CVS (20051208 = today) with with flags -NDEBUG -O2. 
 > The test program is compiled with a plain 'gcc -o rnd_test rnd_test.c 
 > -lgsl'.
 > 
 > Now, I also run the test program on a SuSE based machine, and the call 
 > fails with an floating point exception as expected.

Thanks. I've added a test to catch the case n=0 and return an error, and
added some notes in the documentation to explain how the function works.

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