On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 09:22, Mikael Brockman wrote:
> Markus <markus / reality.com> writes:
> 
> >      Yes, but his point is that "NaN" _is_ the string representation of
> > valid floating point value, defined and handled by the system, with
> > standardized semantics, etc.   
> >     "NaN".to_f should return NaN.  How else are you going to reliably
> > get NaN if you need it?
> 
> 0.0/0.0? :-)

     I almost went off on an IEEE spiel until I saw the ":-)"

     -- Markus