No float limits

D-Man dsh8290 at rit.edu
Wed Jul 4 00:24:43 CEST 2001


On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 11:37:51PM +0200, Jürgen Hermann wrote:
| Hi!
| 
| I just stumbled over the fact that there is sys.maxint, but no sys.maxfloat
| and sys.epsfloat. In case anyone thinks this is a valid addition, I'll come
| up with a patch.

What value would sys.maxfloat have?

IIRC IEEE754 states that all ones (ie 0xFFFFFFFF for a single
precision float) means infinity, so there really isn't a "max" value
for a float.

-D





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