Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#243 closed defect (fixed)

Add optional support for -0.0

Reported by: cowan Owned by: cowan
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: WG1 - Core Keywords:


Implementations should be permitted to distinguish 0.0 from -0.0 in accordance with IEEE 754. 0.0 and -0.0 should be the same to = and friends, but should be distinguishable by eqv?.

Mathematically, negative inexact zero represents a number greater than the largest representable negative inexact number and less than or equal to 0. This is different from positive inexact zero, which represents a number greater than or equal to 0 and less than the smallest representable positive inexact number.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by cowan

  • Status changed from new to decided

WG1 accepted this proposal.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by cowan

  • Owner changed from alexshinn to cowan
  • Status changed from decided to writing

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by cowan

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from writing to closed
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