JDK-4916146 : Allow future implementations to use better BigDecimal pow algorithms
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.math
  • Affected Version: 5.0
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2003-09-02
  • Updated: 2017-05-16
  • Resolved: 2003-09-12
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The initial JavaDoc for the BigDecimal pow methods added by jsr13 specify limited exponent ranges and a particular pow algorithm.  The specification should be updated to allow future implementations the flexibility to use better algorithms, algorithms with fewer constraints and/or more accuracy.

CONVERTED DATA BugTraq+ Release Management Values COMMIT TO FIX: tiger FIXED IN: tiger INTEGRATED IN: tiger tiger-b20

SUGGESTED FIX See bug 4917089 for diffs. ###@###.### 2003-09-08

EVALUATION A fine idea. ###@###.### 2003-09-02