## Comment Good (Score 1) 572

Good. Let more projects follow suit.

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Good. Let more projects follow suit.

The latest releases now have sustemd, so it is getting worse.

No, he is not. He work for a long time for the bank of notorious criminal oligarch Khodorkovsky, and that's where he build capital to start his internet businesses. Also, the Mail.ru service he is associated with happens to be the shittest, most unsecure and spam-riddled e-mail service in Russia.

But his money are gained by plundering Russian state assets, so that "good use" is tainted by such funding source.

Well, I am sorry, but you are factually wrong about this. Your "proofs" show that division by zero may be undefined for some cases, which does not change the fact that it is quite well defined for some other cases. IEEE 754 is quite clear on that too. You may wish to eduacte yourself beyond pre-calc before sounding off.

Good example of a wrong way to solve the problem.

And if it's weight of a piece of cheese, you go to your mommy for another one.

Slashdot these days, it's amazing. It's like perpetual September

You know, your aplomb is actually quite amazing, given your degree of ignorance. I bet you failed your freshmen calculus.

> e know that for all numbers, a multiplication by zero will always equal zero

Not for machine floating point. 0*Inf = NaN, as required by standard IEEE 754

Eigenvalue finding by bisection using Sturm sequence.

No, it's you that are factually wrong. Pick a book on intro calculus or floating-point numerics before spreading your ignorance on public forum.

Please, do not use your ignorance as an argument

Bingo!

And if those people are writing code for twitter and facebook, I have no objection. But over yonder someone claims that he wrote a flight control software. Now that's scary thought (even if it is for a hobby drone)

Well, no, I did not. If the result Inf occurs in computations that must be passed to control mechanisms, it must be caught at this point, and not where it occured. Throwing exception on arithmetic operation is bad idea that seems good if you do not think about it carefully. Which authors of IEEE754 did, and produced a very good standard.

Fortunately, your vote did not count when IEEE754 was created by the top numerical experts. Unfortunately, far too many programmers are voefully ignorant about proper FP math.

> And how many times exactly have you been happy to get "Infinity" as a result?

> Pretty much every time I've gotten that there has been an error in my logic.

I believe you that there're lots of errors in your logic. One of them is ignoring mathematical fact that 1/0=Inf as per IEEE standard implemented in hardware by (virtually) all modern processors

The only way to learn a new programming language is by writing programs in it. - Brian Kernighan