[Numpy-discussion] annoying numpy string to float conversion behaviour

Torgil Svensson torgil.svensson@gmail....
Mon Jun 25 16:07:39 CDT 2007


On 6/25/07, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> NaNs and infs are IEEE-754 concepts. Python does run on non-IEEE-754 platforms,
> and I don't think that python-dev will want to entirely exclude them. You will
> have to do *something* about those platforms. Possibly, they just won't support
> NaNs and infs at all, but you'd have to make sure that the bit pattern that is a
> NaN on IEEE-754 systems won't be misinterpreted as a NaN on the non-IEEE-754
> systems.

Sounds like some clever #ifdefs is needed here. How does isnan()
dealing with this?

//Torgil


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