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- To: MOON at MIT-MC
- Subject: Quotient
- From: Jon L White <JONL at MIT-MC>
- Date: Sat, 1 Aug 81 02:41:00 GMT
- Cc: KMP at MIT-MC, GJC at MIT-MC, LPH at MIT-MC, BUG-LISP at MIT-MC, BUG-LISPM at MIT-MC, Guy.Steele at CMU-10A
- Original-date: 31 July 1981 22:41-EDT
Date: 31 July 1981 22:35-EDT
From: David A. Moon <MOON at MIT-MC>
. . .
I would say to change QUOTIENT and REMAINDER to be the same as // and -
with one argument. Jonl, can you reproduce Pratt's reasons for wanting
them to be different?
Merely backwards compatibility. // was a relatively new function, so
changing its definition from that of QUOTIENT would have affected few
people, but changing QUOTIENT may have raised a ruckus from some.
Pratt wanted the mathematical notions for the operators that CGOL could
go into, but didn't want to take on any possible 'incompatibility' charge.
I'd be happy with the change, but I thinke it's deep enough to require some
sort of poll of the community.