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Re: ``\\ (fixnum gcd) is useless and can simply be flushed''
- To: Moon at MIT-AI
- Subject: Re: ``\\ (fixnum gcd) is useless and can simply be flushed''
- From: William G. Dubuque <WGD at MIT-MC>
- Date: Fri ,23 Jan 81 06:26:00 EDT
- Cc: LISP-FORUM at MIT-MC
- Sender: BIL at MIT-MC
Maybe fixnum gcd is useless to a systems programmer, but any
combinatorial or algebraic code relies on \\ enormously if
efficiency is at issue (and in such applications it almost always is).
Such an outright dismissal of the function is uncalled for.