Darren (>): > I was studying the synopsis today for how Perl 6 uses infinities, and among > the 48 occurrences of "[|-|+]Inf" in the synopsis, I noticed that in some > places you seemed to use "+Inf" to mean positive infinity and other places > you just say "Inf". > > So are there just 2 canonical infinity values, "-Inf" (negative infinity) > and "+Inf" (positive infinity) or is plain "Inf" a third one? Or is "Inf" > the same value as "+Inf"?
I strongly suspect the latter. > If "+Inf" and "Inf" are the same value, then I recommend just using one of > those literals for all occurrences, for consistency. I'm not sure I agree that consistency is that important here. Casting a quick glance at the 'ack' results, I see that "+Inf" is most often used in symmetric contrast to "-Inf", and just "Inf" is used in ranges and as the result of some overflowing computations. I think that makes more sense than forcing the usage of one or the other. // Carl