JDK-6268365 : BigDecimal text constructors set wrong precision for significands with leading non-ASCII zeros
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.math
  • Affected Version: 6
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2005-05-11
  • Updated: 2010-04-02
  • Resolved: 2005-07-22
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5.0u5Fixed 6 b45Fixed
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If one of the BigDecimal constructors that converts text to numbers has a significand field with leading non-ASCII zeros, then the precision of the number is set incorrectly, which can lead to improper behavior.

###@###.### 2005-05-11 01:24:18 GMT

EVALUATION Responding to a JDC comment which added a program without comment, presumably the point of the program is that BigDecimal decimal_2 = new BigDecimal( 1.05d ); and BigDecimal decimal_3 = new BigDecimal( "1.05" ); result in different values. While this may be surprising at first blush, why this can occur is explained in the javadoc for the double constructor. The observed behavior in the program in the comment is correct and unrelated to this bug.

EVALUATION Should be fixed. ###@###.### 2005-05-11 01:43:43 GMT

SUGGESTED FIX See 6177836 for code changes. ###@###.### 2005-07-11 19:57:48 GMT