[Python-ideas] checking for identity before comparing built-in objects
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Mon Oct 8 02:54:10 CEST 2012
On Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 5:50 PM, Alexander Belopolsky
<alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 8:42 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It's much MUCH easier and simpler to defer to somebody else's standard
>> and just say "NaNs behave according to IEEE 754, blame them if you
>> don't like it". There would possibly be value in guaranteeing
>> reflexivity, but it would increase confusion somewhere else.
> I agree, but a good thing about standards is that there are plenty to
> choose from. We can as easily refer to Java as a standard.
Seriously, we can't change our position on this topic now without
making a lot of people seriously unhappy. IEEE 754 it is.
--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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