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Re: Unrestricted float

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2012 09:42:42 +0200
To: public-script-coord@w3.org
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On Sat, 07 Apr 2012 01:19:20 +0200, Brendan Eich <brendan@mozilla.org>  
> Just as a point of sane engineering in the large over multiple past  
> dependent specs, why were the meanings of float and double changed,  
> rather than adding 'restricted float' and 'restricted double' types?

Because when this was added the evaluation was that most specifications  
would want restricted semantics (and had not considered Nan/Infinity). I'm  
not sure Hixie is correct that everything in HTML should change, I think  
it is mostly (if not only) the canvas related members.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Saturday, 7 April 2012 07:43:14 UTC

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