IEEE's NaN names (Paul Dechering)
Fri, 24 Jun 1994 12:51:27 GMT

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From: (Paul Dechering)
Keywords: arithmetic, question, comment
Organization: Delft University of Technology
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 1994 12:51:27 GMT

Does anybody know the list of those IEEE floating point numbers that are
NaN (Not a Number)? We like to get a standard name for the smallest
positive float as well as the largest positive float. Any suggestions are
Paul Dechering (
[The IEEE standard doesn't name them. The NCEG group, now part of X3J11,
has a floating point C extensions proposal out that uses the names FLT_MIN,
FLT_MAX, FLT_EPSILON in a new <float.h> header. -John]

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