[Numpy-discussion] Zero Division not handled correctly?

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Sun Dec 6 16:39:55 CST 2009


On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 1:16 PM, Skipper Seabold <jsseabold@gmail.com> wrote:

> In [9]: np.array([0])**-1/-1
> Floating point exception
>
> This last command crashes the interpreter.
>
>
It crashes mine also, and IMO, anything that crashes the interpreter should
be considered a bug - can you file a bug report, please?  Thanks!

DG


> There have been some threads about similar issues over the years, but
> I'm wondering if this is still intended/known or if this should raise
> an exception or return inf or -inf.  I expected a -inf, though maybe
> this is incorrect on my part.
>
> Skipper
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