Python 2.4 does not marshal infinity floating point properly under Win32

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Thu Nov 30 21:29:16 CET 2006

Pierre Rouleau schrieb:
> Is this considered an important enough bug to fix it in Python 2.4?

To the contrary - it's not considered a bug at all. Python didn't
make any promises about "unregular" floating point values, so things
like that just may happen.

The fix that made Python offer stronger guarantees in 2.5 cannot
be ported back to 2.4, since it would break the marshal format of
that release.

Finally, it's not very likely that *any* additional 2.4.x releases
are made at all; only 2.5.x is still actively maintained.


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