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Discipulus, rdfield, you are both correct: This is a problem with long integers.

What I don't understand is: Why are the integers correctly remembered, correctly displayed, but incorrectly compared to 0 ? Because, let's face it, it's the core of the problem:

When it's a "small" number, it is correctly evaluated as positive, negative, or null.

When it is a "big" number, then there may be problems in evaluating the sign. Much like if some bit from the big number was used as a sign bit, or whatever, where the real good practice would merely be to check the sign at the start of the number string...

I mean, if it starts with a "+" or a digit, then it's positive. If it starts with a "-", it's negative. We keep that "sign", unless all digits are 0 -> in which case it is merely null.

Did I miss something, there ?

In reply to Re^6: Problem with a sort result: weird subtraction behaviour? by kzwix
in thread Problem with a sort result by kzwix

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