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Subject: Re: [boost] New Boost.XInt Library, request preliminary review
From: Scott McMurray ([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:

> 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?

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