[plt-dev] Inexact integers

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon May 24 15:53:31 EDT 2010

On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 11:55 PM, Michael Sperber
<sperber at deinprogramm.de> wrote:
> David Van Horn <dvanhorn at ccs.neu.edu> writes:
>> I talked with the PLTers who attended TFP and it was agreed that
>> inexact integers, a holdover from Scheme standards, are counter
>> intuitive.  I wonder if it is worth doing away with them in Racket?
> It's not just inexact integers.  It's the entire idea of "inexactness"
> attached to number objects rather than operations:
> http://www-pu.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de/users/sperber/papers/numerical-tower.pdf
> (No surprise we got huge amounts of flak from the old guard over this.)

Personally, I'm not a big fan of this proposal, but it seems entirely
orthogonal to the idea of getting rid of inexect integers.
sam th
samth at ccs.neu.edu

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