2029Re: [PrimeNumbers] Re: proth error
- Jul 31, 2001There are some commercial programs which detect the UMR (Uninitialized
Memory Read) and other classical errors. I use one of them at office to
check Proth's code. But of course an UMR is still possible in a case that I
> Notice that these intermittent type of errors can be also generated
> by a bug on the program, when a buffer is not initialized, for
> instance. In this case it is possible that you can't reproduce the
> error. Generally it works OK, but sometimes (depending on other
> programs ran by the computer) the buffer starts with a pattern that
> makes the program fail.
> I'm not saying that this is the case in Yves' program, but it
> happened to me. I also thought that it was a hardware malfunction,
> but after several days I found the error in my program.
> Have a nice day!
> Dario Alejandro Alpern
> Buenos Aires - Argentina
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