Patch R9B-0

Per Bergqvist <>
Wed Oct 16 23:55:18 CEST 2002


Hi,                                                                   
                                                                      
My patch for erl_marshal.c was not included in the R9B-0 release so   
here it is again.                                                     
                                                                      
NOTE: if you plan to use erl_compare (i.e. erl_interface) at all you  
should use this patch.                                                
It fixes problems when comparing lists or tuples of numeric values.   
Without the patch only the first numeric value will be taken          
into account in the comparison.                                       
i.e. {1,2,3} and {1,99999,999999999} will return equal.               
A very good/bad example is when you try to unique sorting now()       
timestamp values in c ... most likely you will end up with very few   
values in the result set :-(                                          
                                                                      
/Per                                                                  
                                                                      
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Per Bergqvist                                                         
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