[racket-dev] Subnormal numbers?

From: J. Ian Johnson (ianj at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 29 11:32:42 EST 2011

I'm currently proctoring the freshmen's lab on inexact numbers and was curious how to denote subnormal numbers in Racket.
Turns out that's not possible, since there is no underflow. Why does Racket follow the old standard of representing underflow with inexact zero?
I imagine changing it now would break a lot of code, but I'm just curious.

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