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Bug #32434 Bad result for float multiplication
Submitted: 2005-03-23 21:11 UTC Modified: 2005-03-24 18:08 UTC
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Status: Not a bug Package: Variables related
PHP Version: 4.3.10 OS: Windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2005-03-23 21:11 UTC]
When multiplying two float, the truncated result is not correct.

Reproduce code:
$v1 = (float)0x5a05df1b;
$v2 = (float)0x2d02ef8d;

echo 'v1='.sprintf("0x%X (%d)", $v1, $v1).'<br>';
echo 'v2='.sprintf("0x%X (%d)", $v2, $v2).'<br>';
echo 'v1*v2='.sprintf("0x%X (%d)", (float)$v3, (float)$v3).'<br>';

// Actual result is :
//   v1=0x5A05DF1B (1510334235)
//   v2=0x2D02EF8D (755167117)
//   v1*v2=0x8DBC1700 (-1917053184)
// Result should be : 0xFD410808DBC16DF
// Truncated should be : 0x8DBC16DF


Expected result:
Result should be : 0xFD410808DBC16DF, because variable is a float, result should be truncated like that :

Actual result:
v1*v2=0x8DBC1700 (-1917053184)


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 [2005-03-23 21:42 UTC]
Why are you doing things like this?
 [2005-03-24 08:11 UTC]
I'm maintaining a PHP library that generate or extract zip files in PHP (PclZip on
Today this library does not support zip encryption. To support zip encryption I need to do this kind of complex math ... The code for encryption is quite ready, but failed because of this float truncate.
I wrote the bug report, because if it's a bug, and that it can be solved, I will have the ability to propose this encryption feature. If it can not be solved, then I will not try any more to do encryption with PclZip.

Thanks for your support !
 [2005-03-24 18:08 UTC]
See ext/bcmath and ext/gmp

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