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Re: straw-man [was Re: arithmetic issues]

bear wrote:
So I think that what we have here is motivated by one
problem -- implementations that don't provide the full
numeric tower -- proposes a minimum ground on which to
solve it, and provides the solution given that minimum
ground.  There is no reason once the solution is in
place to leave that ground exposed.

I agree.

I applaud the authors of SRFI-77 for providing the tools to solve an important problem (implementing the full tower). However, once they've solved the problem, I'd like them to put their tools away tidily.


Dr Alan Watson
Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica
Universidad Astronómico Nacional de México