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Re: [Scheme-reports] Strong win later reversed: Real numbers have imaginary part #e0

Alex Shinn scripsit:

> Yes, the intention is to catch overflow as well, though infinity is a
> useful numerical concept and I have no intention to remove those values.

In that case, what is the reciprocal of negative infinity?

> I think any slow-down is better than giving the wrong answer,

That's what exact arithmetic is for.

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