[NumPy-Tickets] [NumPy] #1395: incorrect conversion from float128 to long

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#1395: incorrect conversion from float128 to long
 Reporter:  amcnabb     |       Owner:  somebody
     Type:  defect      |      Status:  new     
 Priority:  normal      |   Milestone:          
Component:  numpy.core  |     Version:          
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 I created a float128 and confirmed that it indeed holds a 20 digit number.
 However, when I converted it to a Python long (which should be able to
 hold an arbitrarily large integer), the result was only as accurate as a

 >>> a = (numpy.float128(1234567890) * 10**10 + 1234567890)
 >>> a
 >>> long(a)

 The correct result for long(a) would be 12345678901234567890L.  I am using
 numpy-1.3.0-6.fc12.x86_64 and python-2.6.2-2.fc12.x86_64.

Ticket URL: <http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/1395>
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