Subject: Re: [boost] New Boost.XInt Library, request preliminary review
From: Scott McMurray (me22.ca+boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-31 12:15:11
On 31 March 2010 11:59, Jeffrey Hellrung <jhellrung_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> An NaN framework which I actually consider useful would be one which is
> always signaling (i.e., throwing, even upon creation), or always quiet (NaNs
> are propagated),
I have a sketch of a way to offer both here:
>Â A "half-signaling" NaN (quietly manufactured but noisy when touched)
> seems to me a near-useless middle ground.
This is a good point. When the option of a policy-based scheme for
exception control was brought up I just sort of assumed on principle
that it would somehow be useful.
Can anyone give an example where a middle ground would be best?