Re: [PATCH] Avoid that check_shl_overflow() triggers a compiler warning when building with W=1

From: Leon Romanovsky
Date: Fri Mar 08 2019 - 10:53:30 EST

On Fri, Mar 08, 2019 at 09:09:46AM +0100, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:
> On 08/03/2019 08.01, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
> >
> > Mathematical therm for discrete numbers greater or equal to zero is
> > "normal numbers".
> Sorry, WHAT? "Normal" is used and abused for a lot of things in
> mathematics, but I have never heard it used that way. When attached to
> the word "number", it means a real number with certain properties
> related to its digit expansion(s). And then of course there's the
> isnormal() thing for floating point values in C/computing.

It is hard to argue with this type of arguments: "never heard -> doesn't
exist". Luckily enough for me who can't find my fifth grade textbook
from school, we have Wikipedia which has pointer to ISO standard with
clear declaration of "normal numbers" as 0,1,2, ....
"Standard number sets and intervals". ISO 80000-2:2009. International
Organization for Standardization. p. 6.

> Strong NAK to using is_normal/is_negative.
> Rasmus

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