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Re: bad floating point exception



Mike - EMAIL IGNORED wrote:

   unsigned    x = <seconds in the epoch>;
   unsigned    y = 0; // an error
   if (x % y == 0)
      ...

I got a floating point exception.  Peculiar?

No.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIGFPE
"SIGFPE is the signal sent to computer programs that perform erroneous arithmetic operations on POSIX compliant platforms. ... Although SIGFPE does not necessarily involve floating-point arithmetic, there is no way to change its name without breaking backward compatibility."


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