[r6rs-discuss] Why are fx+ and fx* restricted to two arguments
William D Clinger
will at ccs.neu.edu
Mon Feb 19 22:06:24 EST 2007
I am posting this as an individual member of the Scheme
community. I am not speaking for the R6RS editors.
Thomas Lord wrote:
> Underflow and overflow in fixnum arithmetic is a feature,
> not a bug. Stick that in your numeric lattice pipe and smoke
> it. :-)
I predict that, if and when the SRFI editors accept
R6RS-related SRFIs, one of the first such SRFIs will
describe a library similar to (r6rs arithmetic fx),
possibly even with the same names, but with modular
arithmetic instead of the exception-raising semantics.
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