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Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk <qrczak@xxxxxxxxxx> writes: > I already listed them among the 10 properties. Most of what you gave weren't requirements you think we should have, but questions you were asking about implementation. > Of course most numeric > programs don't need all of them, but I don't want to care about each > aspect separately each time. Of course, this kind of tedium is what computers are for. Care about it once, and then make one declaration around your whole programe (with-my-numeric-conventions ....) > I trust IEEE designers, I know that > common pitfalls are taught, that methods for estimating errors are > known, that the knowledge about which algorithms are numerically > stable exists independently of the language, and that people who > implement numeric algorithms know how to apply floating point to them. > I don't want each language to introduce a distinct set of pitfalls. > It's a too delicate territory to be creative without a good reason. Great! So trust IEEE, and wrap your program with (with-ieee-numeric-conventions ...) You haven't said what *wrong* with that?