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[Chicken-users] Problems with #e and #i in the numeric egg

From: John.Cowan
Subject: [Chicken-users] Problems with #e and #i in the numeric egg
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 17:24:24 -0400
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1) The #i and #e syntaxes do not use the numeric egg's redefined versions of
exact->inexact and inexact->exact properly.  Thus #e5/2, #i5/2, and #e2.5
all produce errors instead of 5/2, 2.5, and 5/2 respectively.

2) I think that using inexact->exact for #e<decimal> is not the Right Thing.
With the previous point fixed, #e5.2 would return 
instead of 52/10 = 26/5.  I'd rather see the latter, thus allowing exact
rationals to be written as decimal numbers.

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