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Re: arithmetic issues
Paul Schlie <schlie@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> - Personally, it seems reasonable to require that a base implementation
> support only finite modular integers with a precision sufficient to
> represent the larger of:
> (integer-range) => <max-positive-representable-integer> or
> (length <list-of-all-allocatable-elements-for-a-given-implementation>)
My toy Scheme interpreter is hosted by a language with native bignums,
and no distinction between fixnums and bignums in the public API.
A requirement to support modular arithmetic would be inconvenient here.
(Actually the hosting language does have some unsafe fixnum-only
operations, but I'm not sure whether to treat them as public.)
__("< Marcin Kowalczyk