Happy Happy Joy Joy (was: On to Hydro)
Mark S. Miller
Mon, 21 Aug 2000 15:47:43 -0700
At 03:36 PM 8/21/00 , Bill Frantz wrote:
>I'm tempted to say that the only use for a container of garbage is to be
>removed by the trash collectors. :-)
>NaN is Not a number. It is an indication that your calculation produced
>garbage. You shouldn't expect it to behave like a number.
But it does exist and have a well defined behavior. What would you have
these containers do when asked to store and retrieve NaNs? Remember, the
containers don't know about numbers, only things with the properties needed
for these containers to hold them.