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Re: NaN semantics

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Damian Conway
October 9, 2001 22:49
Re: NaN semantics
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Tim suggested:
   > I *like* the proposed Perl6 semantics; it's DWIMier. The problem is
   > just the name collision. Why not 'inval' (for invalid), or some
   > such (badval?). This would preserve NaN in its IEEE sense for the
   > numerical algorithm crew to use.

And thus we circle back towards C<fail>.

I'll mention this to Larry (who's probably watching silently over us anyway).


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