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Re: floating point and other comments
On Saturday 20 December 2003 09:56 am, Alex Shinn wrote:
> One minor question, what case does ~x use for hexstrings? R5RS
> doesn't specify this for number->string. An interesting extension
> some schemes use is to use the case of the x (i.e. distinguish between
> ~x and ~X).
I would prefer that the case of ~X matches the case of the hex characters, but
can't specify more than R5RS here. Note that the reference implementation
maes use of NUMBER->STRING.
> Also, the spec says it is an error to pass fewer arguments than
> needed, but is it ok to pass more arguments?
I consider it useful to detect this as an error, but there are other sensible
ideas. E.g. one possible return value for FORMAT is the list of unused
I prefer that FORMAT invoke ERROR rather than failing and returning #F, as
However, I prefer to leave FORMAT's return value unspecified in srfi-48 and
come to concensus on an advanced format srfi.