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| From: Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@xxxxxxxxxx>
| Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 08:27:30 -0700
| Aubrey Jaffer <agj@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
| > Polar representation works because the polar coordinates of Real
| > numbers are in one-to-one correspondence with the Real numbers.
| > But one cannot casually add new inexact representations.
| I didn't say you could; I'm speaking about adding a new *exact*
| representation. You seem to keep missing that, despite my repeating
| it now three times.
My apologies; I misinterpreted "this exactness can be easily preserved
with a straightforward implementation." to refer to both exacts and
This thread is the result of my neglecting to qualify (as specific to
inexacts) a comment about numerical representations. R5RS facilitates
the incorporation of new varieties of exact numbers and their