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Re: #O, an alternate view
- To: bug-lisp at MIT-MC
- Subject: Re: #O, an alternate view
- From: Guy.Steele at CMU-10A
- Date: Fri, 31 Oct 80 22:14:00 GMT
- In-reply-to: Richard L. Bryan's message of 31 Oct 80 16:16-EST
- Original-date: 31 October 1980 1714-EST (Friday)
Actually, I wasn't going to mention it, but now that RLB has come close...
If you're really paranoid, why not write #8*777777000000*, or
#16*FFFF0000*, or whatever? Then I guess #o* and #x* suggest themselves
While we're at it, I still, think my idea of using "[n]" as a radix-n
point had some merit. 7307 => #o7307, FF00A3BC => #xFF00A3BC.
Who cares if it's harder to parse? You get floating-point in exchange!
(Pi = 311037552, approximately.)