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Re: reading NaNs



Thomas Bushnell BSG scripsit:

> I, for one, am not confident that IEEE arithmetic is perfect.  

And I, for one, would welcome our new IEEE overlords.   :-)

> I am very confident that the experts who designed that standard will
> someday need a new one.

The same applies to the Scheme standard.

> I would like to standardize Scheme's use in such a way that the
> language doesn't need to fundamentally change anytime such a change
> happens.

I think that's hopeless.  If there is fundamental change, it will be in
fundamentally unforeseeable ways.

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