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> Well, the actual raw bits in the mantissa aren't "correct", because
> there's a separate sign bit while the mantissa is just magnitude.  But
> when you convert the double to an integer (i.e. in a wrapped C
> function), it should come out right.

But you don't convert. At least, I don't. I'm just doing the calculation 
with numbers within Lua, and am interpreting them as bit patterns. That 
way it works fine.

-- | egrep, n.  a bird that debugs bison