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On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 3:01 AM, Nick Coghlan <report@bugs.python.org> wrote:
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> The status quo works.

No it does not. I am yet to see a Python program that uses
non-reflexivity of NaN in a meaningful way.  What I've seen was either
programmers ignore it and write slightly buggy programs ("slightly"
because it is actually hard to produce a NaN in Python code) or they
add extra code to filter out NaN values before numbers are compared.

> Proposals to change it on theoretical grounds have a significantly higher bar to meet than proposals
> to simply document it clearly.

Documenting the status quo is necessary for any proposal to change.
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