Support for non-unique process labels?

Nicolas Martyanoff khaelin@REDACTED
Mon May 10 18:44:56 CEST 2021

Peer Stritzinger <peer@REDACTED> writes:

>> On 10. May 2021, at 11:37, Nicolas Martyanoff <khaelin@REDACTED> wrote:
>>> There are proposals to change that. However it is not true that Erlang do
>>> not support NaNs, it "support" them, but only sNaNs while not supporting
>>> qNaNs like other languages.
>> No it does not. There is no representation for a NaN or infinite value,
>> and there is no way to control the result of IEEE.754 invalid operations
>> (since Erlang chose to only signal errors, which is incredibly
>> unpractical for various numerical computations).
> Thats what the “s” in “sNaNs” mean its signalling a error.  Whats
> missing is qNaNs .. “q” for quiet but people who miss them are working
> on that.
There is an interesting PR with a start of an idea, but it still does
not have any official response for nearly 3 months. And I'm not aware of
any other initiative.

> I’m not aware that Erlang does mishandle -0.0 and +0.0 what do you
> mean?
-0.0 evaluate to 0.0.

Nicolas Martyanoff

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