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Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote: > I, for one, am not confident that IEEE arithmetic is perfect. I am > very confident that the experts who designed that standard will > someday need a new one. The IEEE 754-1985 standard is already "overdue for revision," according to the working group (http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/754/revision.html). There's a revision in progress, "since 2000, with a target completion date of December 2005" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_754r). However, it looks like there may be problems with the revision. I would hope that anyone reviewing IEEE-754 features for Scheme is already familiar with the revision and its current status. It'd be silly to adopt a 20-year-old standard just a few months before a major revision. Then again, it might be silly to wait on the new draft, given its troubles. Either way, arguments should at least take it into account. -- Bradd W. Szonye http://www.szonye.com/bradd