[Rd] Date class shows Inf as NA; this confuses the use of is.na()

Joris Meys jori@mey@ @ending from gm@il@com
Tue Jun 12 20:47:04 CEST 2018

On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 6:28 PM, Martin Maechler <maechler using stat.math.ethz.ch
> wrote:

> I think we should allow 'year' to be "double" instead, and so it
> could also be +Inf or -Inf and we'd nicely cover
> the conversions from and to 'numeric' -- which is really used
> internally for dates and date-times in  POSIXct.
> Martin
That would be perfect and tackles both consistency with other formats and
the confusing print() output. I'm all for it.

Joris Meys
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