[Ads-l] Read _cromulent_

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 11 18:37:26 EST 2017


I thought it was a "real" word:
WikiP: Cromulent
A humorous, intentionally morphologically opaque neologism coined by
American television writer David X. Cohen (born 1966) for “Lisa the
Iconoclast”, a 1996 episode of the animated sitcom The Simpsons.

1 / 0 is an expression which can evaluate to no sensible value
>

It can produce a sensible value. In floating point context (that is in Num
view), that's a perfectly cromulent positive infinity, again per IEEE 754
standard:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Subject: Re: %% with zero denominator
To: perl6-users at perl.org


On 2017-12-11 12:22 PM, Sean McAfee wrote:

> Well, not really.  I don't think x %% 0 should return a Failure at all.
>

Is there a particular problem the current implementation fails to solve? In
boolean
context `x %% 0` *is* equivalent to False. The Failure carries additional
information
to those who want it. You can discard that information with `so x %% 0` if
you aren't
already evaluating in Bool context. Seems returning a Failure is the best
of both worlds.

We try to follow IEEE 754-2008 standard whenever we can and I have some
memory of us
verifying last year stuff like modulo was reasonably conforming.


1 / 0 is an expression which can evaluate to no sensible value
>

It can produce a sensible value. In floating point context (that is in Num
view), that's a perfectly cromulent positive infinity, again per IEEE 754
standard:

    <Zoffix> m: say (1 / 0).Num
    <camelia> rakudo-moar fed56be25: OUTPUT: «Inf␤»

Cheers,
ZZ



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