On Mon Feb 02 2015 at 4:52:49 PM Chris Barker <chris.barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 7:27 AM, Thomas G├╝ttler <guettliml@thomas-guettler.de> wrote:
Infinite what?

Integer

Well, inf is supported in floats because it is supported in the native machine double.

There's also the appeal to mathematics: integers and infinities are mutually exclusive.

By contrast, floats aren't numbers (by most definitions) to begin with, so there's no axiomatic basis to worry about breaking.

Ed Kellett