Proposal: Sameness operators

Mark Thornton mthornton at
Thu Apr 2 11:31:51 PDT 2009

Reinier Zwitserloot wrote:
> BI/BD's comparison methods can't just convert the incoming primitive 
> to a BI/BD, because NaN and the infinities don't convert, yet the 
> answer to this expression:
> should clearly be true. The above plan can make that happen by adding 
> more logic to BI/BD's compareTo methods.
The 754R decimal format does include NaN and +-infinite, so perhaps the 
answer here is to modify Java's BigDecimal to match.

Joe could probably tell us more about the possibility of such a change.

Mark Thornton

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