> We never needed that,
I showed a use case producing short, self-explanatory code with the use of inf.
But what has that got to do with the whack/hack 1e9999 ?
$ perl -le " print for 1 .. 0+'Inf'"
Range iterator outside integer range at -e line 1.
sure, why not introducing one more level of cryptic workarounds to justify perl's reputation of a line-noise-language instead of having self explanatory constants?
you know, I linked to the docs, the explanation, and the inf constant exporters (bigrat/bigint )
perl is fundamentally what it is, and it works the way it has for over a decade, if you don't like it, don't use it; calling it line-noise and cryptic at every turn is uninspired and uninteresting
well ... no comment on the fact of an AnoMonk who can update his nodes ...;-)
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