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Re: reading NaNs
Alan Watson wrote:
But "atomic" I don't mean "not a pair". I not quite sure how to define
it, but perhaps "something that can be finitely enumerated" gets close.
Perhaps "atomic" is not the best name for this property.
Anyway, this property is shared by chars, fixnums, flonums, null, EOF
objects. These (with the understandable exception of EOF) have standard
read syntax. By extension, the bignums and derivaties, while not finite,
also have a read syntax.
Anyway, NaNs clearly share this property, so I would suggest they have a
Hmm. Perhaps the property I am looking for that of is objects which are
eqv? according to their *value* not their *location*. This includes
booleans, characters, numbers, nulls, and symbols. All of these have
Dr Alan Watson
Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica
Universidad Astronómico Nacional de México