On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 12:09 AM Random832 <random832@fastmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Sep 4, 2020, at 12:45, Cade Brown wrote:
> I am positing that Python should contain a constant (similar to True,
> False, None), called Infinity.

What if we created a new syntax [and used it for the repr] that is not currently a valid identifier?

something like "1.INF"

if we were starting from scratch, that would be a good idea, but as the repr has been consistent for quite some timem I dont think we want to change it. And we do want teh names to match the repr

And I'd maybe go with .INF. :-)

Another point is that these are not going to be singletons, like True, False and None -- they are
just floats that happen to have particular values.


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