Bug 498573 - Cannot enter numbers in scientific notation
Cannot enter numbers in scientific notation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gcalctool (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-01 04:14 EDT by Arthur Magill
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:23 EST (History)
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Description Arthur Magill 2009-05-01 04:14:14 EDT
Description of problem:

Cannot enter numbers in scientific notation (i.e. 1e3 for 1000).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 5.24.3

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gcalctool
2. enter "1", "exp", "3", "="
Actual results:

error message: "Malformed expression"

Expected results:


Additional info:

Calculator must be in scientific mode to make the "exp" button visible. Curiously, enter "1", "exp", "+", "3", "=" works as expected. Looks like a parser bug.
Comment 1 Christopher Beland 2009-07-19 09:07:23 EDT
I was unable to reproduce this problem with gcalctool-5.26.2-1.fc11.i586 by clicking on these buttons with the mouse in the indicated sequence.

I'm not sure if a backport is needed, or if this is a user-specific problem. It would be interesting to see if anyone else running Fedora 10 can reproduce this.

If you move ~/.gconf/apps/gcalctool/%gconf.xml aside and then start
gcalctool, does that help?
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