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RE: ORA-FO-180-B: fn:abs undocumented exception is possible

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashokma@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 12:03:02 -0800
Message-ID: <EDB607C8AC991F40BE646533A1A673E801A58614@RED-MSG-42.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Stephen Buxton" <Stephen.Buxton@oracle.com>, <public-qt-comments@w3.org>

Steve:
In this and a related comment on the unary minus operator
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-qt-comments/2004Feb/0721.html
you say that the magnitude of the largest negative value is less than
the magnitude of the largest positive value.  I don't understand this.
I thought all the these operations did was flip the sign bit but perhaps
some representations work differently.  Could you please elaborate.


All the best, Ashok
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Subject: ORA-FO-180-B: fn:abs undocumented exception is possible


SECTION 6.4.1: fn:abs

This function may raise an overflow error if the absolute value
exceeds the capacity of the return type.


- Steve B.
Received on Saturday, 27 March 2004 15:09:06 UTC

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