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Re: nans, infs, and vomit

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 01, 2008 at 13:39 UTC ( #708213=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to nans, infs, and vomit

I understand it has something to do with the underlying libc, but I'm also wondering what the underlying rationale is (if there *is* any). Is there, eg, some IEEE standard that encourages this nauseating behaviour ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NaN

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Re^2: nans, infs, and vomit
by syphilis (Bishop) on Sep 01, 2008 at 13:49 UTC
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NaN

    Already been there ... couldn't spot anything relevant to nanification/infinication of strings. Did I miss something ?

    Cheers,
    Rob

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