[SciPy-dev] 1/0

aurelian a.u.r.e.l.i.a.n at gmx.net
Wed Mar 29 10:17:39 CST 2006


Perry Greenfield schrieb:
> IEEE special values only apply to floating types, not integers. If you 
> think about it a bit, you'll understand why (what bit pattern isn't a 
> valid integer?). And you probably mean IEEE 754, not 854.

Point taken, but I would find it better if a ZeroDivision Error was 
raised. (If you try 1/0 with Python's native integers, this happens.) 
1/0 giving back 0 silently is a Bad Thing imho.

Johannes




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