Proposal: New Eq and Ord instances for Double and Float

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at
Mon Sep 26 07:05:43 CEST 2011

On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 10:53 PM, Daniel Fischer < at> wrote:

> Proposal: Provide Double and Float with Eq and Ord instances that introduce
> a total order.

I am strongly against this proposal, as it is in an area that is
particularly poorly understood by most programmers (even experts). While the
current behaviour may be undesirable from some points of view, at least it
is consistent with most other programming languages - and this is one of the
few areas where I think that's important.
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