Proposal: Sameness operators
mthornton at optrak.co.uk
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:
> Double.NEGATIVE_INFINITY < BigInteger.ZERO
> 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.
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