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Bug #16593 x^y gives unusual results
Submitted: 2002-04-14 02:17 UTC Modified: 2002-04-14 05:31 UTC
From: paul at keteracel dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: *Math Functions
PHP Version: 4.1.2 OS: Win XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-04-14 02:17 UTC] paul at keteracel dot com
x^y should always yield a positive number, however when doing -2^2 and (-2)^2, I get a result of -4!

Surely this aint right?

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 [2002-04-14 05:31 UTC] sander@php.net
^ is the XOR operator, not the exponential operator. Use pow() for that.
 
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