I'm working through Rudin's PoMA at the moment, and I've been learning about subsequential limits. However, I'm somewhat confused and I have a question, which is more conceptual than an actual exercise.
I know that when a sequence converges the $\lim \space \sup$ and $\lim \space \inf$ are equal to the $\lim$.
But when the sequence diverges to negative or positive infinity, shouldn't the only subsequential limit be negative or positive infinity, respectively?
So my question is: is the $\lim \space \sup/\inf$ concept only useful for sequences that oscillate around values(like $a_n=(-1)^n$) ? Is it ever useful for any other sequences?