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*To*: srfi-77@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx*Subject*: Re: arithmetic issues*From*: Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@xxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 15:33:55 -0700*Delivered-to*: srfi-77@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx*In-reply-to*: <87zmoz27dg.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Marcin Kowalczyk's message of "Mon, 24 Oct 2005 00:31:07 +0200")*References*: <20051021145326.816C11B77BB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20051021155906.GC16464@NYCMJCOWA2> <Pine.LNX.4.58.0510210910130.18969@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20051022011713.1F22A1B77BB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <87vezqmjkq.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20051022232548.5A2971B77BB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <873bmtxdnm.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20051023181854.4E7DD1B77BB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <871x2cowe8.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20051023195403.A50AF1B77BB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <435BEC21.60509@xxxxxxxxxxxx> <20051023205012.BFD241B77BB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <87zmoz27dg.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>*User-agent*: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk <qrczak@xxxxxxxxxx> writes: > Aubrey Jaffer <agj@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > >> So I would prefer the (/ 0. 0.) option because I think it will arise >> rarely, if ever. > > The tradition of Lisp and Scheme is to use the same notation for > constants in the program source and for the textual representation > produced by the printer, as much as it's practical (i.e. excluding > objects which are "active" rather than being pure values). Aubrey has a point here. The tradition to which you refer has not historically included so-called "error objects".

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