[Vm-dev] About Float nan comparison patch

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Fri Jun 12 11:39:40 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 12:49:55AM -0700, Andreas Raab wrote:
> David T. Lewis wrote:
> >Can you comment as to whether the Mantis 7260 patch for handling Nan
> >in the Float comparison primitives should be included in the VMMaker
> >package? I think that the answer is yes, but I'm not certain if there
> >might be side effects for existing code.
> The changes should be included. They won't have an effect on any code 
> unless that code is using NaNs in comparisons. And wherever these are 
> used the behavior is currently very much undefined and not IEEE754 
> compliant.

Thanks, the changes are now in VMMaker-dtl.123 on SqueakSource.


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