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Re: Optional base argument for LOG (and friends)
Jorgen Schaefer scripsit:
> Taylor Campbell noted that it would be cleaner to have the base as
> the first argument, and provide a more "intuitively" named LN
> procedure for the natural logarithm, i.e. (LOG B Z) and (LN Z).
That breaks backward compatibility, unfortunately. The most intuitive
form would be (LOG Z) and (LOG B Z), IMHO.
John Cowan cowan@xxxxxxxx http://ccil.org/~cowan
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