Why does python break IEEE 754 for 1.0/0.0 and 0.0/0.0?

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Thu Jul 14 23:09:44 CEST 2005


On 2005-07-14, Grant Edwards <grante at visi.com> wrote:
> On 2005-07-14, Tim Peters <tim.peters at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> You may have forgotten how much richer the "plausible HW" landscape
>> was at the time too.
>
> I've probably blocked most of it out intentionally.  I seem to
> have vague, repressed, memories of working on a Sperry machine
> that used base 4 floating point.

No, on second thought, I think it was base-16.

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