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Re: NaN semantics

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Damian Conway
October 7, 2001 15:58
Re: NaN semantics
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RaFaL asked:
   > So OK, tell me if I get it right, and how (and why) it will look in Perl
   > 6. From Exegesis I see that NaN==NaN, but that's not stated in
   > Apocalypse (or I just missed it).

No, it's not stated there. But I hope that Perl 6 will follow the lead of
other high level languages and reject the non-identity of NaN.

   > BTW, I really like the direction of Perl 6 development, all of you are
   > doing really great job here. I was very surprised when I saw the
   > negative feedback on Slashdot, and I thought that if my enthusiasm is so
   > abnormal, than maybe it's a sign that I should join your team. :)
   > Really, I'd love to help with Perl 6 development if I can be useful
   > somehow.

You're already doing it. Rather than more cooks, we need more food critics:
as many people as possible working through the ramifications and
inconsistencies of the design.


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