What the Duration of negative Infinity mean?

Werner Lehmann lehmann at media-interactive.de
Thu Jan 31 05:50:50 PST 2013

Makes sense to me as well. Unless a negative duration is common usecase 
in existing code. BTW, the ticket is private (apparently).

On 31.01.2013 09:12, Martin Sladecek wrote:
> Is there a reason why we support negative values in Duration at all?
> Maybe we should throw IllegalArgumentException when some negative value
> is set in one of the factory methods.
> -Martin
> On 01/31/2013 12:22 AM, Richard Bair wrote:
>> http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-23951
>> I recently added to ScheduledService, and it supported all the boundary conditions (isIndefinite, isUnknown) of a Duration. Right now NEGATIVE_INFINITY is not handled at all in Duration. POSITIVE_INFINITY maps to isIndefinite and NaN maps to isUnknown.
>> It seems like NEGATIVE_INFINITY should also cause isIndefinite to return true. Some code (including mine) was assuming isIndefinite was positive, but that would not now necessarily be the case.
>> Thoughts?
>> Richard

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