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Bug #32320 Problem with negative exponent handling
Submitted: 2005-03-15 19:08 UTC Modified: 2005-03-25 01:48 UTC
Avg. Score:1.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:0 of 1 (0.0%)
From: blucasco at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Output Control
PHP Version: 5.0.3 OS: FC3
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2005-03-15 19:08 UTC] blucasco at gmail dot com
PHP 5.03 appears to handle math equations with negative exponents differently than PHP 4.3.x.  I am trying to use the following example in a larger script, but the primary difference is included below. 

Reproduce code:
PHP 4.3:
<? echo (-4738698913^43814); ?>

PHP 5.03:
<? echo (-4738698913^43814); ?>

Expected result:
I believe 5.03 should output what 4.3 does, but this is an extraordinarily large number so I can't say for certain.  

PHP 4.3:
<? echo (-4738698913^43814); ?>

Actual result:
PHP 5.03:
<? echo (-4738698913^43814); ?>


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 [2005-03-16 07:48 UTC]
Can you explain why I get exactly same results with both PHP 4 and 5 ?

 [2005-03-16 16:56 UTC] blucasco at gmail dot com
I think that's a good thing (tm) if it outputs correctly for you -- perhaps it was some element of the build on FC3.   

But I must caution (before my bug gets immediately discounted), the incorrect results in 5.0.3 listed here were the exact same on two different machines with different processors (AMD vs Intel) with a source build of PHP 5.0.3, running FC3.

Glibtools, gcc, c++, binutils were all slightly different versions on both machines to minimize the chance that it was a anamoly with one of those builds.

I rebuilt a machine with SuSE and will post results of same test here.  But, it would be beneficial if someone with FC3 can address whether this actually happens on their machine.
 [2005-03-18 19:27 UTC]
Please try using this CVS snapshot:
For Windows:

I have FC3, so..

 [2005-03-25 01:48 UTC]
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