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Re: Making 'eq' == 'eql' in bignum branch

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: Making 'eq' == 'eql' in bignum branch
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:12:57 -0600
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>>>>> "RMS" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

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>> I usually use 1.0e+INF and -1.0e+INF when I need a neutral element
>> for min and max respectively, rather than most-positive-fixnum.
>> Is there anything wrong with that?

RMS> Only that it is a magic sequence that most programmers won't remember.
RMS> We could put it in the doc strings and manual.

How about adding (defconst Infinity 1.0e+INF) to subr.el?
That would be easier to remember.


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