On Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 8:42 PM, Chris Angelico firstname.lastname@example.org 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.