Author christian.heimes
Recipients Rhamphoryncus, christian.heimes, gmcastil, gvanrossum, mark.dickinson, tim.peters
Date 2008-01-21.12:24:49
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Mark Dickinson wrote:
> So e.g. cos(infinity) should give a ValueError, while log(infinity) and exp(infinity) 
> should not raise any Python exception, but should return an infinity instead.  And most 
> single variable operations should return an input NaN unaltered, without raising an 
> exception.

The matter should be discussed in a proper PEP and targeted for Python
3.0. Python 3.0 is the right place for subtle changes which may break
code. For Python 2.6 we must not change the exception or outcome of a
function and new functions should be as consistent with existing ones as

I still don't like the idea of math.atanh(1) == inf. Why? See for yourself:

>>> math.atanh(.99999999999999999)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ValueError: math domain error


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