[chuck-users] negative zero

Robert Poor rdpoor at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 02:25:42 EST 2009

Kas is exactly right, but I'm accustomed to languages that provide a  
test for negative zero.  (On the other hand, I have yet to find  
compelling reason that I need to do so.)

On 28 Feb 2009, at 22:02, Kassen wrote:

> Steve;
> It's weirdness, but I can't imagine a program in any language I know
> of actually having trouble parsing -0.0.
> Aren't situations like this the reason why we have standards for the  
> representation of floating point numbers? I seem to remember  
> something like that.
> Ah, here it is;
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_754
> Negative zero is a part of that standard. Sticking to that standard,  
> even if it's slightly weird, will probably prevent issues more than  
> cause them, I'd imagine.
> Yours,
> Kas.
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