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> > This expression shows that we have several disagreements between
> > programming languages about what is the end result:
> Is this another instance of Rump's example?
> BTW, the correct value seems to be 8.0349...E+12

It does not seem to be a problem only of precision. Compiling Lua with
long double still gives a 11... result: 11665910614443.38757.

The problem seems to be the '%' over negative values, which has
different semantics in different languages. The numerator for the
"%2663" operation is negative. Changing 2663 to -2663 puts Lua's
result in the 80... category: 8036090802426.1 with regular doubles,
8036090802426.099574 with long doubles.

The difference between the 80... x 82... categories seems a precision
problem, though.

-- Roberto