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Another thought on #o
- To: KMP at MIT-MC
- Subject: Another thought on #o
- From: Robert W. Kerns <RWK at MIT-MC>
- Date: Sat, 1 Nov 80 17:41:00 GMT
- Cc: BUG-LISP at MIT-MC
- Original-date: 1 November 1980 12:41-EST
Date: 31 October 1980 17:25-EST
From: Kent M. Pitman <KMP at MIT-MC>
Subject: Another thought on #o
To: BUG-LISP at MIT-MC
Note also that if we hair up #o it should be made clear that #8r is what
people want to read normal numbers in base 8 and that #o is especially for
dealing with single-machine-word bits. Currently there is no emphasized
difference between #8r and #o.
What hairing up of #o do you refer to? I think that under both RLB's and my
proposal, #o by itself does NOT truncate to single-machine-word integers.
Under my proposal, the only truncation is that if you want to type in a 32-bit
number, you type in 32 bits.