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Old 24th Jun 2019, 12:14 am   #8
Craig Sawyers
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Default Re: Sinclair QL

A good friend bought a QL (we were all very excited!) back in the day, and found an interesting quirk. Internally it has look up tables for commonly used constants like pi, e etc. And one of those was root 2. Except it was entered incorrectly by the pressurised development team.

He found it by running a test programme that used root 2 - and got an answer that was almost, but not quite what he expected.

He nailed the problem by asking for root 2.0001 - which the QL had to evaluate rather than use the look up - and the correct answer was returned.

Worth checking any QL that anyone has to see if this bug persisted, or was corrected in later units.

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