Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 963649
Flipping bits manually doesn't work if not fixed number format
Last modified: 2016-09-19 22:15:07 EDT
Description of problem:
When number is displayed in scientific notation, the manual bit flipping (clicking on the bit array under the display area in the Programming mode) is not working. It's most probably a bug in the parser.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gnome-calculator, switch to the programming mode
2. Make sure number format is not set to fixed
3. Click on the most significant bit under the display area
The correct number is displayed in scientific notation (e.g 9.223372037×10¹⁸), but the bits are now gray and are no longer working
Correct number displayed as it is and be able to continue flipping bits
this bug is still present in gnome-calculator-3.8.2-4.el7.x86_64
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1070259 ***
Sorry, wrong bug. This is not a duplicate, this bug is still present in latest version of gnome-calculator
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This bug is fixed within the GNOME 3.14 codebase (gnome-calculator-3.14.1-1.el7.x86_64).
Despite the comment 5, I'm still able to reproduce this bug. The reproducer and actual behavior is the same as in comment 0. Tested in gnome-calculator-3.14.1-2.el7.x86_64
IT is unlikely that we will get a fix for this unless it appeared upstream first, and we rebase to a newer version.