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Re: Optional base argument for LOG (and friends)

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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.

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