Here a small puzzle for those of you who have nothing better to do:

Let “x” be a float.

Can the following assert fire? (assert is the standard macro from cassert).

{ float y=x; assert(x==y); }

If yes, how?

If no, why not?

Here a small puzzle for those of you who have nothing better to do:

Let “x” be a float.

Can the following assert fire? (assert is the standard macro from cassert).

{ float y=x; assert(x==y); }

If yes, how?

If no, why not?

If x is NaN (e.g., sqrt(-1.0)), then x == y will return false:

#include

#include

int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {

float x = sqrt(-1.0);

float y = x;

puts(x == y ? “equal\n” : “not equal\n”);

return 0;

}

will output “not equal”.

Gah—those includes should be stdio.h and math.h.

Indeed, you have won the honor of being the first to solve the puzzle in the comments! :)