[Python-Dev] Weekly Python Bug/Patch Summary
mwh at python.net
Thu Feb 19 14:43:46 EST 2004
"Tim Peters" <tim.one at comcast.net> writes:
>> (I certainly wasn't proposing this change for release23-maint).
> We (Python) never promised anything about NaN behavior, so I don't really
> care if the "currently working" (by perverse accident) NaN==NaN result
> changes under MSVC 6.
I do: I don't think we should change much behaviour short of
segfaulting. But I'm at the conservative end of this spectrum; if
someone else wants to backport it, I won't howl.
>>> 754 really isn't friendly to half-assed support.
>> Indeed. But I think were the underlying compiler implements C99
>> semantics, it's unfriendly of Python to hide them.
> That gets more involved; e.g., float operations should never raise
> exceptions then, not even division by 0 (although real 754 support includes
> ways to control whether exceptions get raised).
I meant in the context of comparisons.
> I'm +1 on applying the patch for 2.4 regardless.
 Possibly because I have more sympathy for the patch monkey than
most, having worn that particular hat for a time :-)
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