[spec] generator for `any?` occasionally generates `Double/NaN` for which equality semantics don't apply, and that is a problem for the :ret spec of many functions.

Description

The generator for `any?` will occasionally give back Double/NaN value(s). Since NaNs & equality (via `=`) don't get along, :ret spec'ing a fn which transforms/processes a collection according to a predicate, becomes rather problematic. That's because the most obvious thing to check under :ret (the case where the predicate didn't return true for any value, and so the output coll should be equal to the input coll because nothing was transformed/processed), cannot be expressed trivially.

The workaround I've come up with in my own specs is to spec the elements of the collection with `(s/and any? (complement double-NaN?))` instead of just `any?`, and it works. However, even though I can live without NaNs in the tests, I must admit it still feels sort of hacky.

Ideas:

1) The generator for `any?` could be hardcoded to never return Double/NaN. Sounds rather invasive.
2) The generator for `any?` could be reworked to somehow be configurable wrt allowing/prohibiting Double/NaNs. Then perhaps a dynamic-var and/or a macro (e.g. `without-NaNs`) could expose this (just brainstorming here).
3) The generator for `any? could stay as is, but a new equality operator could be added (e.g. `clojure.spec/===`), which somehow ignores NaNs (a naive implementation for instance might walk the data-structures and replace all NaNs with keywords, and only then perform a regular comparison).

Environment

Ubuntu 16.10 - Oracle Java 8

Assignee

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Reporter

Dimitrios Jim Piliouras

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