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JS GetNaNValue

Get the not-a-number (NaN) floating-point number as a value of type jsval.

Syntax

jsval JS_GetNaNValue(JSContext *cx);
Name Type Description
cx JSContext * A context.

Description

JS_GetNaNValue returns a value of type jsval that represents an IEEE floating-point quiet Not-a-Number (NaN).

NaN is typically used in JavaScript as the return value of a numeric operation when an argument is invalid or conversion fails. For example, 0/0 and Math.sqrt(-1) both return NaN. So do Number("xyzzy") and Math.sin("Frank"). While the IEEE standard defines many NaN bit-patterns, they are indistinguishable in JavaScript, so in effect there's only one NaN.

NaN is not equal to any other value. In fact, it is not even equal to itself: if x is NaN, then x != x.

See Also

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JS_GetNegativeInfinityValue, JS_GetPositiveInfinityValue

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