problem with floats

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problem with floats

Postby 0x69 » Mon May 13, 2019 12:04 pm


When I try to execute
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(+ 1.1 1.2)
I get error:
ERR: value expected in function + : .1

NewLisp version is v.10.7.1 64-bit on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS) IPv4/6 UTF-8 libffi

What's the problem here with floats and how to fix it ?
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Re: problem with floats

Postby HPW » Mon May 13, 2019 12:42 pm


Take a look at your locale with (set-locale).

This sets the locale to german with , as decimal seperator:
(set-locale "de_DE")

And note that + is for integer-math. Use (add ... ...) for floats.

And the doc has good explanations for that. ;-)

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