Syntax across languages

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Mon Oct 24 10:06:49 CEST 2005

Tom Anderson wrote:

> This is taken from the AIEEEEEEEE 754 standard, i take it? :)
> Seriously, that's horrible. Fredrik, you are a bad man, and run a bad
> railway.
> However, looking at the page the OP cites, the only mention of that
> operator i can find is in Dylan, and in Dylan, it's nothing to do with
> approximate FP equality - it means 'not identical', which we can spell "is
> not".
> What would approximate FP equality even mean? How approximate?

so you don't really know what it is, but you're sure that "looks the same
when printed using a well-defined algorithm" can never be the answer ?


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