Hi there,

netrek.beeseenterprises.com is a Sturgeon public server. Some of the
bots have amassed very large "Offense" and "Defense" ratings, so much so
that the player list in netrek-client-cow shows them as garbled characters.

Further investigation reveals that ftoa() is not designed to emit
negative numbers properly, and that for some reason, the client tries to
call ftoa() on a negative number when displaying these bots' ratings.

The attached patch replaces the garbled characters with '??????'.
Further investigation is needed to root cause the problem. It's unclear
whether or not this is a problem with the server.


Kevin Zheng
kevinz5000 at gmail.com | kevinz at berkeley.edu
XMPP: kevinz at eecs.berkeley.edu
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