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Re: Issue: EXPT-ZERO-ZERO (Version 1)
- To: KMP@symbolics.com, CL-Cleanup@sail.stanford.edu, Cyphers@jasper.scrc.symbolics.com
- Subject: Re: Issue: EXPT-ZERO-ZERO (Version 1)
- From: masinter.pa@Xerox.COM
- Date: 16 Mar 89 21:10 PST
Kent, do you want to proceed with this one? I don't think it is necessary
or even a good idea. What do other programming languages do?
If you do, I think we should leave (EXPT 0 0) = 1 and (EXPT 0.0 0) = 1 and
only deal with (EXPT 0.0 0.0) and (EXPT 0 0.0).
Doesn't this fit into the ERRORS-IN-NUMBERS-CHAPTER spectrum?