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Re: arithmetic issues

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Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk <qrczak@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> 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.

I claim that this inconvenience is hardly worth affecting the
standard, as modular arithmetic in terms of bignums is very easy to
implement.  (Certainly easier than the reverse.)  In fact, the
reference implementation provides just such an implementation---just
drop it in, if you don't want to do it yourself.

Cheers =8-} Mike
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