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Re^4: $array[ 'Infinity' ]

by blokhead (Monsignor)
on Dec 16, 2007 at 23:45 UTC ( #657346=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: $array[ 'Infinity' ]
in thread $array[ 'Infinity' ]

I have no idea what it's supposed to do. I couldn't find anything in my local docs about it either (nor about NaN, which has similar behavior on my build).

Maybe it depends on the local floating-point arithmetic library?

Searching came up with: this perl5.porters msg, and also FMTYEWTK about is_numeric, which seems to suggest that perl calls to the atof() library function. Finally, bignum suggests that "Perl doesn't always handle bareword NaN/inf properly."


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