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From: Norman Gray (norman at astro.gla.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Nov 20 06:02:06 EST 2012

Hugh, greetings.

I think list members might experience a certain amount of surprise at your conclusions...

On 2012 Nov 20, at 02:34, Hugh Aguilar wrote:

> For a numerical program it is necessary to have mixed-precision arithmetic. [...] Scheme, Python, Ruby, C/C++, Fortran, Java, etc., don't have this

...that Fortran is unsuitable for numerical programming,

> but we are all hobbyists anyway, so it is not like our time is real valuable anyway. :-)

...that the people on the list earning their livings with Scheme dialects are hobbyists,

> this is the kind of program that Scheme was designed for.

...and that Scheme was designed as a scripting language.

It might be worth getting a little further along in your study of a couple of Scheme dialects, before arriving at quite such confident conclusions.

Best wishes,


Norman Gray  :  http://nxg.me.uk
SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK

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