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Fixed in 2020.2.9f1



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The value of a float or double field becomes "0" when inputting "0/0" in the Inspector



How to reproduce:
1. Open the project "case_1257445-NaN"
2. Open the Scene "SampleScene"
3. Select the "GameObject" in the Hierarchy
4. Change the value of the field "varFloat" to "0/0" in the "New Behaviour Script (Script)" component in the Inspector

Expected results: the value of the field "varFloat" changes to "NaN"
Actual results: the value of the field "varFloat" changes to "0"

Reproducible with: 2018.3.0a7, 2018.3.14f1, 2018.4.25f1, 2019.3.16f1, 2019.4.3f1, 2020.1.0b15, 2020.2.0a17
Not reproducible with: 2018.3.0a6

  1. Resolution Note (fix version 2020.2.9f1):

    This is an intended behaviour as the NaN value type is not really used for anything. Before this we only changed the value from NaN to 0 for double types. In that version it was also fixed to include float types. As NaN requires special handling to avoid issues and that it doesn't really serve a good purpose, these changes were made.

Comments (4)

  1. petersvp

    Jan 18, 2023 08:52

  2. petersvp

    Jul 14, 2020 07:22

    No seriously NANs exist with a reason! It's our issue if floating point NAN propagation kills everything. NANs is also a test tool, and can also be used as memory-efficient way to tell a float that it has no value, instead of using bool hasValue - we already have float.isNan? What is next, Unity? to disable Infinities?

    [if anyone ever reads these....]

  3. petersvp

    Jul 14, 2020 07:20

    Seriously, NANs exist with A REASON!

  4. petersvp

    Jul 14, 2020 07:19

    This is not an acceptable behaviour! Most of my game custom logic DEPENDS of NAN input and i carefully check for float.isNaN! Now I am forced to either create the default value be NAN or editing the Unity Scene File directly. I cannot just go and refactor my code because I must refactor A LOT of scenes and objects. So far I am going with custom property drawer that supports NANs but this isn't good idea. Typing in "0/0" is advanced use and I gues you should give us a way to fill in NANs intentionally.

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