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Hugo van der Sanden
August 8, 2001 17:54
Re: inf handling in Perl incomplete
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"Kurt D. Starsinic" <> wrote:
:On Wed, Aug 08, 2001 at 09:11:56AM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote:
:>     print "ooky\n" if NaN == 1;     # should never print. But does.
:    I don't believe that the Perl documentation claims that the bareword
:`NaN' becomes an IEEE NaN in numeric context.  It just suggests that
:an IEEE NaN is `NaN' in string context.  Do you believe otherwise,
:or are you proposing a change?

Wouldn't we then expect NaN == 0?


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