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floating point numbers in Lucid Lisp on the Apollo

    Date: Sat, 26 Sep 87 19:57 EDT
    From: Jeffrey P. Golden <jpg@ALLEGHENY.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>

    The DOMAIN/CommonLISP Reference Manual p.12-6 says:
    "Common Lisp designates four floating-point number formats: 
    short-float, single-float, double-float, and long-float.  ...
    DOMAIN/CommonLISP represents all four types of floating-point 
    numbers in the single-float format."  I had previously 
    discovered this for myself.

    I expect some Apollo machines have double-floats.  True?
    So, I guess this just means that Lucid has decided not to give 
    its users access to Apollo double-floats at this time?

    Can anyone clarify this?

Lucid only wants to support one floating point format. I am told that a future apollo
version will support double floats, at which time it will cease to support single
floats. sigh...