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Andre van Tonder scripsit: > - Should a minimum precision be required for fixnums or flonums? > > I would prefer not (principle of sufficient reason - von Leibniz ;-) Fixnums and flonums are *about* machine architectures. It is not clear that there is a sufficient reason for the machine architectures we currently have, but it is clear that we have them. Pretending we don't is for higher-level operations. -- MEET US AT POINT ORANGE AT MIDNIGHT BRING YOUR DUCK OR PREPARE TO FACE WUGGUMS John Cowan http://www.reutershealth.com jcowan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx