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Re: bignum branch

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: bignum branch
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2018 18:22:10 -0700
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Tom Tromey wrote:
Paul> min and max propagate any NaNs they find.

This part I don't understand, since my mental mode of min/max is that
they are iteratively applying < or >

The goal is more to have useful max and min functions than to have a particular implementation tactic. Returning a NaN is more useful, since it warns the caller that the min or max expression doesn't have a reasonable numeric interpretation.

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