[R6RS] Naming for fixnum / flonum ops

dyb at cs.indiana.edu dyb
Mon Jul 4 17:01:35 EDT 2005

> > I prefer fxquotient.  I'd rather we not relegate the fixnum operators
> > to a library or assume a qualified module name syntax in the naming of
> > these operators.
> >
> Can you give a rationale, or is it just a matter of taste?  Isn't  
> this a perfect example of library (i.e. separating out operations on  
> fixnums and on flonums in separate libraries)?

Sure.  I'd prefer that we think of the fixnum and flonum operators
as being the "core" constructs and so not relegate them to a separate
library.  Even if we do, I'd prefer that they have distinguishing names,
so that we can use them with other operators side-by-side without library
qualifiers (or ad-hoc prefixes).


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