[Ads-l] Read _cromulent_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 12 15:43:04 EST 2017


> 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␤»

Thank

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 6:37 PM, Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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>
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>
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