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+ - gcc basic math error, corrected.-> 1

Submitted by 12357bd
12357bd (686909) writes "Just some days ago there was a firehose entry about a serious math bug (wrong sign for some abs() expressions) on gcc for wersions 3.x to 4.1, but never reached the main /. page. Such an important information for developers should not pass without proper announcement.

The bug was detected Nov 17, and has been already fixed."

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+ - Transactional Memory at Sun

Submitted by 12357bd
12357bd (686909) writes "The register is reporting that : 'Hoping to improve the state of server software, Sun Microsystems has confirmed that it will include support for transactional memory with the first generation of its Rock processors due out in the second half of next year.'

Does it means Transactional Memory will become a major trend?. Details of sun implementation at sun research site.."

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