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correct, i=5.2998088236266e-315

I found this by doing something like:

stateTable = { .... }

and then having it bomb when trying to access stateTable[i]

If I do a i=tonumber("1"), I actually get i=1

The strange thing is this only appears (AFAIK) to be in literal assignments.  For instance, if I use a literal number in a function, or in a table such as:

status = {
  ok = 1,
  error = 2,

it also initializes fine.

I need to check next week to see how it was compiled into the system (don't have it with me here).


On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 9:15 AM, Gavin Wraith <> wrote:
In message <">>
you wrote:

> I'm using lua on an embedded ARM device, and everything worked great until I
> added a 3rd party library which didn't work. ....
> The problem seems to be with using literal numbers.  If I do:
> i = 1
> and then log what I is, I get:

Did you mean i?

> = 5.2998088236266e-315

ARMs do not do floating point as a rule, especially not in embedded
devices. What, if anything, is supplying your fp processing,
and what type of LUA_NUM is your lua compiled with?

Gavin Wraith (
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