tor. 19. aug. 2021 kl. 16:40 skrev Dan Book <gri...@gmail.com>: > > > Truncation to integer seems the most useful and expected behavior to me. Not sure if the "overloading of constants" case should be affected, would people depend on it staying unmodified?
I agree on truncation to integer. This is consistent with how Perl treats non-integers in integer context. E.g., $a[0.9] returns $a, not $a. I know nothing about the context in which people use "use Math::BigInt=:constant" or "use bigint". I would suspect that these are only used when people are using integers only. As soon as a non-integer interacts with the overloaded literal integers, it is converted to an integer (with "bignum") $ perl -Mbigint -wle 'print 2 + 3.16' 5 or a NaN (with "Math::BigInt") $ perl -MMath::BigInt=:constant -wle 'print 2 + 3.16' NaN It seems most sensible to me that both cases should return 5. It would be nice if Math::BigInt->new("3.16") also returned 3, not NaN as now. However, people might rely on this behaviour. I might search through the CPAN modules and see if I can find any use cases. Peter