Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498573
Cannot enter numbers in scientific notation
Last modified: 2009-12-18 04:23:21 EST
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
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gcalctool
2. enter "1", "exp", "3", "="
error message: "Malformed expression"
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.
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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