Buglet in reader/shell??

Kostis Sagonas <>
Mon Mar 18 15:52:25 CET 2002

On the SPARC, I get:

Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 2002.03.10 [source] [hipe]

Eshell V2002.03.10  (abort with ^G)
1> 3.14e+400.
** 1: illegal float **

as it should be.  On an x86 running Linux, reading the same
float appears to result in some sort of an infinite loop.


PS. I am only running HiPE-enabled systems these days, but I do 
    not see where this might influence the behaviour of the reader
    or the Erlang shell.

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