Wrong Float.MIN_VALUE and Float.MAX_VALUE

I working on my own multiplatform binary protocol and have some common tests. When the edge cases tests failed on the JS I investigated problem and found some interesting thing. In KotlinJS Float.MIN_VALUE == Double.MIN_VALUE == Number.MIN_VALUE and Float.MAX_VALUE == Double.MAX_VALUE == Number.MAX_VALUE. It means that Float.MAX_VALUE and Float.MIN_VALUE are 64 bit values that conflict with documentation.

This is bad when your working with ArrayBuffer and DataView. For example:

val buff = ArrayBuffer(4)
val dv = DataView(buff)

dv.setFloat32(0, Float.MAX_VALUE)


prints Infinity, that is wrong.

Max and min values are specified here kotlin/primitiveCompanionObjects.kt at master · JetBrains/kotlin · GitHub.

At the same time min and max values of Int, Short and Long are different between each other.

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I added isuue to the Kotlin youtrack https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/KT-37175.