Microsoft KB Archive/45536

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PSS ID Number: 45536

Article Last Modified on 12/2/2002

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft LINK for MS-DOS

This article was previously published under Q45536


If the LINK utility version 5.02, which comes as a secondary linker for QuickC version 2.0, is used with ILINK version 1.1, which also comes with QuickC 2.0, floating-point values printed with the printf() function may be printed incorrectly within the QuickC environment. Outside of the environment, the same executable may result in math error M6104.


LINK version 4.06 should be used if ILINK is also used. If it is necessary to use version 5.02 of the linker, incremental linking should be disabled from within the environment.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the LINK utility version 5.02. This problem was corrected in the LINK utility version 5.03.


The source code below incorrectly prints "FP = 0.00000" instead of "FP = 5.020000".

Sample Code

// Compile options needed: none

#include <stdio.h>

void main( void )
   float fp = 5.02F;
   printf( "FP = %f\n", fp );

Additional query words: 2.00 1.10 5.03 buglist5.02 fixlist5.03

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