SRFI 73: Exact Infinities

by Chongkai Zhu

status: withdrawn (2005-11-30)

keywords: Numbers


Many Scheme implementations support exact arbitrary-precision integer arithmetic as well as exact rational number computation. This SRFI extends the rational numbers of R5RS by adding two rational infinities (1/0, -1/0).

With infinities added to the number system we find that division by zero "works". It lets initialization of variables precede bounds checks and gives flexibility in placement of those checks.