Roman Kononov wrote:
> On 12/27/2006 01:15 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
> > I'm not convinced that you're fixing things so much as doing your best
> > to destroy IEEE-compliant float arithmetic behavior.
> > I think what we should probably consider is removing CheckFloat4Val
> > and CheckFloat8Val altogether, and just letting the float arithmetic
> > have its head. Most modern hardware gets float arithmetic right per
> > spec, and we shouldn't be second-guessing it.
> I vote for complete IEEE-compliance. No exceptions with pure floating
> point math. Float -> int conversions should reject overflow, INF and
> NaN. Float -> numeric conversions should reject INF.
I think we did that in current CVS. Feel free to download a snapshot
from the ftp server and try it out.
> > A slightly less radical proposal is to reject only the case where
> > isinf(result) and neither input isinf(); and perhaps likewise with
> > respect to NaNs.
> This might look like another possibility for confusion. For example
Yep, that's what we get now.
Bruce Momjian bruce(at)momjian(dot)us
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