[r6rs-discuss] More editorial corrections to R5.92RS report
cowan at ccil.org
Sat Jan 20 13:14:01 EST 2007
Section 3.2.7, second paragraph: The sentence "If the written
representation of a number has no exactness prefix, the constant may be
either inexact or exact" connotes that the implementation has a choice,
whereas in fact it does not. Dropping the words "may be either inexact
or exact. It" states the true position clearly and concisely.
Section 9.17, s.v. "values": the final words "is undefined" need a
space before them.
Section 9.17, s.v. "call-with-values" speaks of calling the producer
with no values rather than no arguments. This is correct but obfuscatory.
Section 9.18, s.v. "do": For "A do expression are evaluated" read "A
do expression is evaluated". The name "<expressionx>" is lame, and is
not used in the explanation anyway, which leaves it up to the reader to
decide that the <expression>s in the fourth paragraph are those of the
(pseudo-)body, whereas the <expression>s in the fifth paragraph are
those following the text.
And through this revolting graveyard of the universe the muffled, maddening
beating of drums, and thin, monotonous whine of blasphemous flutes from
inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond Time; the detestable pounding
and piping whereunto dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic
tenebrous ultimate gods -- the blind, voiceless, mindless gargoyles whose soul
is Nyarlathotep. (Lovecraft) John Cowan|cowan at ccil.org|ccil.org/~cowan
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