[Python-Dev] Numerical robustness, IEEE etc.

John Williams shponglespore at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 21:56:43 CEST 2006

On 6/19/06, Michael Hudson <mwh at python.net> wrote:
> Nick Maclaren <nmm1 at cus.cam.ac.uk> writes:
> > 2) Because some people are dearly attached to the current behaviour,
> > warts and all, and there is a genuine quandary of whether the 'right'
> > behaviour is trap-and-diagnose, propagate-NaN or whatever-IEEE-754R-
> > finally-specifies (let's ignore C99 and Java as beyond redemption),
> Why?  Maybe it's clear to you, but it's not totally clear to me, and
> it any case the discussion would be better informed for not being too
> dismissive.

I just happened to be reading this, which I found very convincing:

How Java's Floating-Point Hurts Everyone Everywhere

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