[New-bugs-announce] [issue27412] float('∞') returns 8.0

David Howlett report at bugs.python.org
Wed Jun 29 07:26:37 EDT 2016

New submission from David Howlett:

float('inf') returns a float with a value of inf
float('∞') returns a float with a value of 8.0

I can't think of any justification for returning 8.0 other then ∞ looks like an 8 turned sideways. I believe float('∞') should return inf.

components: Unicode
messages: 269475
nosy: David Howlett, ezio.melotti, haypo
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: float('∞') returns 8.0
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.5

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