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*To*: John Cowan <cowan@xxxxxxxx>*Subject*: Re: SRFI-77 with more than one flonum representation*From*: Alan Watson <a.watson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:33:56 -0500*Cc*: Alan Watson <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, srfi-77@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx*Delivered-to*: srfi-77@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx*In-reply-to*: <20060620133652.GI22961@xxxxxxxx>*Organization*: Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica UNAM*References*: <y9l7j3cs7t3.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20060620133652.GI22961@xxxxxxxx>*User-agent*: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.7 (X11/20051113)

John Cowan wrote:

I read SRFI 77 as saying that a conforming Scheme system can have more than one representation of inexact reals, but that one of these must be labeled "flonums" for the purposes of the standard, andthe others are something else.

> The procedure "real->flonum" coerces > an arbitrary real to the chosen case so that the flonum-specific > procedures can be invoked.

Regards, Alan

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

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