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your problem with fltfmt
- To: YONKE at BBND
- Subject: your problem with fltfmt
- From: TEITELMAN
- Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1978 22:29:52 -8000
- Date: 15 NOV 1978 2229-PST
- Cc: MASINTER, LEWIS at BBND, LISP
in version 124, the determination of which format word to use
for outputing floatng point numbers has been tied to PRXFLG., e.g.
pack (and mkstring) will use the system default format rather than
what the user has set via fltfmt (uless prxflg=T). this is consistent
the interaction between radix and pack and mkstring. the purpose
was that a numbe of clisp constructs e.g. <X 0.0> would not
dwimify correctly if fltfmt was changed.
the problem hs nothing whatsoever to do with printnum.
daryle - i wonder if we shuld not simply default prxflg to T
and have dwim rebind it to NIL?