[Haskell-cafe] 0/0 > 1 == False

Yitzchak Gale gale at sefer.org
Thu Jan 10 05:22:48 EST 2008

I wrote:
>> Like nearly all programming languages, Haskell implements
>> the standard IEEE behavior for floating point numbers.
>> That leads to some mathematical infelicities that are
>> especially irking to us in Haskell, but the consensus was
>> that it is best to follow the standard.

Jules Bean wrote:
> Nitpick:
> I think the haskell standard doesn't force you to implement IEEE
> floating point.

Not a nitpick. I should have written "Haskell compilers implement",
not "Haskell implements". Thanks for the correction, and
for the additional illumination.


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