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Re: [Gcl-devel] numerical quirks

From: Peter Wood
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] numerical quirks
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 17:08:17 +0100
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On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 12:48:51AM -0500, Raymond Toy wrote:
> >(expt 2 (expt 2 (expt 2 (expt 2 2)))) causes SBCL and CMUCL to barf.
> I think barf is too harsh.  They signal a continuable error saying the 
> exponent is rather large and gives you the option of continuing the 
> computation.

Ok, I take 'barf' back.  I wasn't trying to start an argument.

Fussing over stuff like (sin -1) is out of place at this stage, IMHO.
Thats what I was trying to say.  We want sufficient bread and butter
on the table before we can complain about the lack of champagne and


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