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Re: [Scheme-reports] [scheme-reports-wg2] Re: EQV? on numbers should be based on operational equivalence

Emmanuel Medernach scripsit:

> IMHO this is restrictive, having payload to be an exact non-negative
> integer (or a sequence of bits) precludes using it to store symbols
> if one (future) implementation wish to do so.

I suppose that's all right.

> Yes, one implementation may decide to always return the same old
> NaN. My point is that (nan) and +nan.0 should have the same behaviour:

What is the benefit of this?

John Cowan  cowan@x  http://ccil.org/~cowan
The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own
skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among
other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague.  --Edsger Dijkstra

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