From: SADAHIRO Tomoyuki
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 23:39:42 +0000 (+0900)
Subject: Re: [perl #41215] % on scalars sometimes throws away fractions
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Re: [perl #41215] % on scalars sometimes throws away fractions
Message-Id: <20070109233928.07AF.BQW10602@nifty.com>
plus nits by Dominic Dunlop
p4raw-id: //depot/perl@29744
---
diff --git a/pod/perlop.pod b/pod/perlop.pod
index cf36bf2..46af19b 100644
--- a/pod/perlop.pod
+++ b/pod/perlop.pod
@@ -266,8 +266,16 @@ C<$a> minus the largest multiple of C<$b> that is not greater than
C<$a>. If C<$b> is negative, then C<$a % $b> is C<$a> minus the
smallest multiple of C<$b> that is not less than C<$a> (i.e. the
result will be less than or equal to zero). If the operands
-C<$a> and C<$b> are floting point values, only the integer portion
-of C<$a> and C<$b> will be used in the operation.
+C<$a> and C<$b> are floating point values and the absolute value of
+C<$b> (that is C) is less than C<(UV_MAX + 1)>, only
+the integer portion of C<$a> and C<$b> will be used in the operation
+(Note: here C means the maximum of the unsigned integer type).
+If the absolute value of the right operand (C) is greater than
+or equal to C<(UV_MAX + 1)>, "%" computes the floating-point remainder
+C<$r> in the equation C<($r = $a - $i*$b)> where C<$i> is a certain
+integer that makes C<$r> should have the same sign as the right operand
+C<$b> (B as the left operand C<$a> like C function C)
+and the absolute value less than that of C<$b>.
Note that when C