[Python-Dev] infinities

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun Nov 26 18:13:16 CET 2006

tomer filiba wrote:

> no, it requires *infinity* to accomplish x - y == x; y != 0, for example:
> while limit > 0:
>     limit -= len(chunk)
> with limit = posinf, the above code should be equivalent to "while True".

that's a remarkably stupid way to count bytes.  if you want to argue for 
additions to the language, you could at least bother to come up with a 
sane use case.


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