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Re: Sort with -Infinity fails

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  • Subject: [mg73850] Re: Sort with -Infinity fails
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 06:25:35 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <es6d0l$rmr$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Hi,

and

Sort[{-Infinity, -8, 5}, #1 < #2 &]

doen not help ?

Regards
   Jens

Tom Aldenberg wrote:
> Dear MathGroup,
> 
> Minus Infinity (-Infinity) is smaller than -8, but Sort does not sort it as
> expected.
> Is there a Real minus Infinity?
> 
> 
> In[75]:=
>       -Infinity < -8
> Out[75]=
>       True
> 
> In[76]:=
>       Sort[{-Infinity, -8, 5}]
> Out[76]=
>       {-8, 5, -∞}
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Tom Aldenberg
> 
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