[erlang-questions] R11B-3 shell crashes when printing float infinity

Bob Ippolito <>
Mon Apr 2 03:44:24 CEST 2007

I haven't installed R11B-4 on my workstation yet, so I'm not sure if
this is still applicable... but I just noticed that the R11B-3 shell
crashes if you try and get it to print out float infinity.

Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 5.5.3 [source] [async-threads:0]

Eshell V5.5.3  (abort with ^G)
1> float_to_list(1.0e666666).
2> 1.0e666666.
*** ERROR: Shell process terminated! (^G to start new job) ***

=ERROR REPORT==== 1-Apr-2007::18:41:54 ===
Error in process <0.23.0> with exit value:


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