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Bradley Lucier wrote:
On Aug 9, 2005, at 10:08 PM, Aubrey Jaffer wrote:Its time to wrap up SRFI-70.I suggest withdrawal. I doubt anyone except you will implement it. I think it's confused and misguided,
I think there are some good things here, but there may be too much stuff in one SRFI. I think extending quotient, remainder, and modulo to real numbers is a reasonable proposal: There is prior art in both Common Lisp and some Scheme implementations (including Kawa). However, I think it's a separate issue from one dealing with infinities. The round->exact, ceiling->exact, floor->exact, and truncate->exact may be reasonable assitions (I tend to think so) but again I think that should be a seperate SRFI. An SRFI dealing with inexact infinities should I think focus more on IEEE infinities. It is desirable that a Scheme implementation can map (possibly compile) Scheme arithmetic on inexact reals into IEEE floating-point arithmetic. I think more dicussion of this issue is needed. -- --Per Bothner per@xxxxxxxxxxx http://per.bothner.com/