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Dan Sugalski
October 9, 2001 07:18
RE: NaN semantics
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At 05:29 AM 10/9/2001 -0500, wrote:
>Piers Cawley [] on 9 October 2001 09:02 wrote:
> > But there are going to be problems in some cases if we change the
> > behaviour of NaN to the perl semantics. There are cases where the IEEE
> > behaviour is *useful* dammit.
>Indeed, we certainly don't want sqrt(-1) == sqrt(-2) being true.

Depending on what Larry's planning, we may weld in support for imaginary 
numbers. While they're mind-warping, in some ways they're better than 
having a line labeled "Beyond here be dragons" or something.


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