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IEEE Standards Interpretations for IEEE Std 1003.1™-2001 IEEE Standard for Information Technology - Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX®)

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Interpretation Request #8
Topic:
Defect in XSH fmin Relevant Sections: fmin NaN

Missing MX shading where the text refers to NaNs.

Add MX shading to “NaN arguments shall ... choose the numeric value” on lines 12258-12260, and to the whole of line 12264.

Interpretation Response
The standards states the requirements for NaN argument handling and conforming implementations must conform to this. However, concerns have been raised about this which are being referred to the sponsor.

Rationale for Interpretation
None.