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Hi Ken!

> As you were probably aware, warnings alert you and strictures disallow it altogether:

Yes, I became aware after posting the first time.

I expected inf and it's brothers▓ to be constants because of their magic behavior when being numified.

Introducing constants╣ for inf, -inf and NaN (even all uppercase like INF) would help clarifying the situation.

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

╣) like I demonstrated here

▓) every string starting with inf (no matter if upper or lower case) numifies to inf:

DB<106> $a="Infinity"+0 => "inf" DB<109> $a="Inftyddssssd"+0 => "inf" DB<110> $a="Inf"+0 => "inf" DB<111> $a="InF"+0 => "inf"

UPDATE: line 109 with"Inftyddssssd" fails with activated warnings, anything else with lc($else) ~~ ['inf','infinity'] won't

DB<123> use warnings; $a='InFiNiTy'+0 => "inf" DB<125> use warnings;$a="Inftyddssssd"+0 Argument "Inftyddssssd" isn't numeric in addition (+) at (eval 74)[mul] line 2.

In reply to Re^2: Incrementing "Infinity" bug by LanX
in thread Incrementing "Infinity" bug by LanX

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