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Re: +nan.0 problems

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 | From: "Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk" <qrczak@xxxxxxxxxx>
 | Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 20:52:50 +0200
 | 
 | Aubrey Jaffer <agj@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
 | 
 | > The total order of the reals is a crucial property for many
 | > applications.
 | 
 | It is well known that the default order on the floating point
 | approximation of reals is not total.

  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_order>

  In mathematics, a total order, linear order or simple order on a set
  X is any binary relation on X that is antisymmetric, transitive, and
  total.  This means that, if we denote the relation by <=, the
  following statements hold for all a, b and c in X:

      if a <= b and b <= a then a = b (antisymmetry)
      if a <= b and b <= c then a <= c (transitivity)
      a <= b or b <= a (totalness)

Which condition does it violate?