[racket] What is inexactness about?

From: Stephen Bloch (sbloch at adelphi.edu)
Date: Wed Sep 1 09:40:03 EDT 2010

On Sep 1, 2010, at 9:29 AM, Matthias Felleisen wrote:

> The #i indicates inexactness as far as computer arithmetic is concerned, that is, what the so-called 'machine' level arithmetic supplies.

And yet Scheme/Racket allows for inexact integers, whereas no computer I know of has an inexact integer type supported at the machine level.

Stephen Bloch
sbloch at adelphi.edu

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