Issue #17205 has been updated by shyouhei (Shyouhei Urabe).


JFYI the reason why "implicit conversion from nil to integer" happens:

```
zsh % LC_ALL=C gdb --args ./miniruby -e'[Float::NAN, 1.0].min'
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Reading symbols from ./miniruby...done.
(gdb) break rb_raise
Breakpoint 1 at 0xc4520: file error.c, line 2824.
(gdb) run
Starting program: ./miniruby -e\[Float::NAN,\ 1.0\].min
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libthread_db.so.1".

Breakpoint 1, rb_raise (exc=93824999143280, fmt=fmt@entry=0x55555583a928 "no implicit conversion from nil to integer") at error.c:2824
2824    {
(gdb) bt
#0  rb_raise (exc=93824999143280, fmt=fmt@entry=0x55555583a928 "no implicit conversion from nil to integer") at error.c:2824
#1  0x00005555556c9421 in rb_num2long (val=<optimized out>) at numeric.c:2885
#2  0x00005555556ca28e in rb_num2int (val=<optimized out>) at numeric.c:2989
#3  rb_num2int_inline (x=<optimized out>) at include/ruby/internal/arithmetic/int.h:95
#4  rb_float_cmp (x=18410715276690587650, y=<optimized out>) at numeric.c:1521
#5  0x0000555555803fa9 in vm_opt_newarray_min (ptr=<optimized out>, num=<optimized out>) at vm_method.c:2293
#6  vm_exec_core (ec=0x555555beb770, initial=93824995273000) at insns.def:863
#7  0x00005555557f4f90 in rb_vm_exec (ec=0x555555b3f5b0, mjit_enable_p=1) at vm.c:1983
#8  0x000055555561b940 in rb_ec_exec_node (ec=ec@entry=0x555555b3f5b0, n=n@entry=0x555555b63dc0) at eval.c:308
#9  0x000055555561fef7 in ruby_run_node (n=0x555555b63dc0) at eval.c:366
#10 0x000055555558165f in main (argc=<optimized out>, argv=<optimized out>) at main.c:50
(gdb)
```

I guess this is a bug of `rb_float_cmp()`.

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Bug #17205: Misleading error message when comparing NaN with numbers in array
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/17205#change-87833

* Author: timhwang21 (Tim Hwang)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* ruby -v: ruby 3.0.0dev (2020-09-30T11:43:19Z master 65e8a29389) [x86_64-darwin19]
* Backport: 2.5: UNKNOWN, 2.6: UNKNOWN, 2.7: UNKNOWN
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The closest issue I could find is this: https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/10424

There is quite a lot of inconsistency when dealing with arrays containing `NaN`, dependent on 1) if comparing against an integer or a float, 2) order of comparison. The one that stands out to me as "least correct" is the last one (`[Float::NAN, 1.0].min`) which raises `TypeError (no implicit conversion from nil to integer)`.

``` ruby
# .sort
[1, Float::NAN].sort
# Most sensible error message
# ArgumentError (comparison of Integer with NaN failed)

[1.0, Float::NAN].sort
# Somewhat sensible error message
# TypeError (no implicit conversion from nil to integer)

[Float::NAN, 1].sort
# Somewhat sensible error message
# TypeError (no implicit conversion from nil to integer)

[Float::NAN, 1.0].sort
# Somewhat sensible error message
# TypeError (no implicit conversion from nil to integer)

# .min
[1, Float::NAN].min
# Most sensible error message
# ArgumentError (comparison of Float with 1 failed)

[1.0, Float::NAN].min
# Somewhat sensible error message
# TypeError (no implicit conversion from nil to integer)

[Float::NAN, 1].min
# Most sensible error message
# ArgumentError (comparison of Integer with NaN failed)

[Float::NAN, 1.0].min
# Very misleading error message
# TypeError (no implicit conversion from nil to integer)
```




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