[R6RS] proposing ten procedures

William D Clinger will at ccs.neu.edu
Thu Jul 20 13:16:40 EDT 2006

Mike wrote:
> How realistic is doing `flonum->rational' and `number->string'
> efficiently without assuming IEEE 754?

It is unrealistic for the reference implementation
to implement those procedures without assuming IEEE
arithmetic, but it is entirely realistic for some
other implementation to implement those procedures
for non-IEEE representations.

The ten procedures I proposed were intended to go
into the R6RS.  They weren't just help procedures
for the reference implementation; had they been, I
wouldn't have bothered the editors about them.


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