Lloyds TSB just phoned me up to arrange an account review
Thu, 14 Mar 2002 19:16:56 +0000
Lloyds TSB just phoned me up to arrange an account review. I haven't had an account with them for several months, having closed it due to their complete indifference, insincere form letters, rapacious charges, and general unhelpfulness. If I'd known then that they would do this afterwards, I could have added "basic incompetence" to that list.
Courtesy of the Compaq Testdrive programme, I tested infinities in CMUCL on Digital Unix. CMUCL 18a, because that was the latest version I could find
- (sqrt SINGLE-FLOAT-POSITIVE-INFINITY) 0.0 ;;; ev67, same cmucl binary and core
- (sqrt SINGLE-FLOAT-POSITIVE-INFINITY)
So, if the CMUCL people used an ev6 or later, that would explain why they haven't seen a problem with this, and reassure me that they haven't dealt with it using some deep magic that I am too dumb to understand. All's well that ends well, I guess. Nobody on cmucl-imp answered my questions, but I don't know if they have any Alpha hackers working on it these days. There's no Alpha 18c or 18d, which I would view as an indication against